Archdiocese criminally charged with ‘failing to protect’ sex abuse victims — The Ramsey County attorney’s office filed criminal charges Friday against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for “failing to protect children” from an abusive priest. The charges stem from the archdiocese’s oversight of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer, who is now serving a prison term for abusing two boys while he was pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in St. Paul. “
Bullied Boy With Cancer Severely Beaten, Left Unconscious, Gets Suspended By School — Julia Morales is absolutely fed up with the formidable treatment her son has suffered at the hands of several vicious bullies at Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, NJ. According to My-9 NJ, Morales’ cancer-stricken, 16-year-old son has allegedly been mistreated for quite some time. The relentless torment and taunting initially began with verbal abuse.
Child abuse accused ex-pilot Bartle Frere ‘liked to help boys’ — A former British Airways pilot on trial for child sex offences has told a court he liked to help boys purely to encourage them and see them develop. Bartle Frere, 51, from Shipton Gorge, Dorset, said he carried out unpaid photography work at several private schools in England. Police searched his home in November 2013 and seized DVDs, boy’s underwear and Viagra, the jury heard. He denies a string of sexual offences dating back to 2001.
Ex-assistant coach sentenced to life in prison in molestation case — A former assistant basketball coach was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for molesting six boys under the age of 14. Patrick Blevins, 21, was sentenced on a single count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, although the sole count is related to the fondling of multiple boys. Blevins pleaded guilty to the charge on May 5.
Ex-wife testifies she found pastor in bed with boy — To the outside world, Jeffery London was an upright, God-fearing pastor, a dean of students, a youth group leader and school security guard who benevolently brought needy boys to live with him. But witnesses who testified for the prosecution Friday in London’s trial on a federal sex charge, said London’s public persona belied his manipulative, abusive behavior in private. London, 51, has pleaded not guilty to one count of using a cellphone to lure a minor into sexual activity with him.
Headteacher accused of abusing boys was sexual predator, court told — A headteacher accused of sexually assaulting two underage boys in the late 1980s was a “sexual predator who exploited the situation she was in”, a jury has heard. Anne Lakey, 55, from Stanley, County Durham, denies 13 counts of indecent assault said to have occurred over a three-year period in the late 1980s.
Letter detailing abuse claims at Gloucestershire boys’ school ‘ignored’ — A man who says he was abused at a boy’s boarding school has said a letter sent to social services was ignored. Police are investigating allegations of abuse at Gloucestershire’s Dowdeswell Court during the 1970s and 1980s. Former Dowdeswell pupil Malcolm Millard said he was “severely beaten” after staff discovered boys sent a letter to social services about the abuse. Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl guaranteed the claim “would be looked at”.
Male domestic abuse highlighted — A number of speakers addressed issues including Aoife McGrath from AMEN, an organisation is based in Navan and is the only one in Ireland dealing with male victims of domestic abuse. Figures from the National Crime Council in 2005 show that 29% of women and 26% of men suffer domestic abuse, but only 5% of men report it to the gardai. In 2013, they had 4,072 phone calls and hundreds of meetings with men. They found 65% were married, 96% had children and there were 841 disclosures of children witnessing physical attacks on their father.
Paedophile cancer doctor’s victim, 10, tells of ‘anger’ as abuser’s sentence cut by six years — A ten-year-old cancer sufferer who was abused by paedophile doctor, Myles Bradbury, has said he is “angry and ashamed” after hearing his prison sentence has been reduced by the Court of Appeal. Bradbury, 41, who abused 18 vulnerable youngsters while working at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, was initially jailed for 22 years last December. But, despite being described by his trial judge as one of the worst paedophiles he had ever seen, his sentence has been reduced to 16 years.
Poole teaching assistant sexually assaulted boys at two schools, court told — A Poole support worker indecently sexually abused two boys while employed at different schools, it was alleged. Graham Gilmour, 44, from Junction Road in Poole, faces 24 allegations of sexual abuse of the boys who were attending Gregg School, Southampton, and Lakeside School, a special education needs unit at Chandlers Ford, more than a decade ago. Jurors have been told how the teaching assistant began supporting one of the youths after he was being bullied at Greggs.
Warwick charity urges men who have been sexually abused not to suffer in silence — MEN who have been sexually abused are being urged not to suffer in silence. Sexual abuse charity Safeline is encouraging victims to speak up after it was revealed cases of recorded male rapes had doubled in recent years. Police in the area investigated 60 rapes in 2010, but last year the number had reached 124. And male sexual abuse cases had also increased from 108 cases four years ago to 157 in 2014.
Why are our universities blocking men’s societies? — A male Durham University student was so moved by the suicide of a close male friend that he felt compelled to start a society for other men who may need support – only to find it blocked by the Student Union this week for being too “controversial”. When Adam Frost, 21, a third-year Italian and French student, proposed the Durham University Male Human Rights Society, he was ridiculed on campus, with remarks such as “Isn’t this a bit like starting a society for white people’s rights?”