2 Former Minnesota Boy Scouts Suing Over Alleged Abuse — Two men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, saying they were sexually abused as scouts by troop leaders in St. Paul more than 40 years ago. Their attorney, Jeff Anderson, said the lawsuits allege that the Boy Scouts organization created a public nuisance by its negligence and concealment of abuse allegations and by failing to warn parents and others about the “prevalence” of abuse.
Appogg urged to address some domestic violence programmes for male victims, female perpetrators — The National Audit Office (NAO) expressed concern today that the Appogg social welfare agency in its programmes on domestic violence is geared towards addressing abuse perpetrated against women, while attending to male victims is largely considered to be a distant secondary priority. The agency was also found lacking in programmes aimed at female perpetrators.
Boy, 10, looked like ‘prisoner of war’ after beaten, shot by mom, officials say — A mother of seven is accused of severely starving and beating her two young sons, even shooting the boys with a BB gun.The details of the abuse, which came to light last year, were so shocking that Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables likened the abuse to how prisoners of war are treated. Sandra Anna Gonzalez is charged with two counts of injury to a child.
Boy Chained To Porch With Dead Chicken Around His Neck Shares Story Of Child Abuse — A boy was chained to the porch with a dead chicken in Union County, North Carolina. The boy was routinely handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel on the porch and was burned with electrical wires by his adoptive parents, according to court records. The unidentified child also had his finger broken with pliers to “teach him a lesson,” the adoptive parents said before pleading guilty to multiple counts of child abuse.
Boys ‘also suffer from sex abuse trauma’ — Following the response to the conviction and imprisonment of a 20-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman for raping a 16-year-old boy, child rights activists explained that the sexual abuse of boys by women should not be made light of. Childline director Dumisile Nala, said: “It is disturbing that many people think the violation of a boy should be celebrated. We know that in the case of boys sexual abuse is under-reported because people feel sex for men should be celebrated, not realising boys can be exploited.”
Church apology over sex abuse ex-priest Colman McGrath — The Catholic Church has apologised after a retired priest admitted indecently assaulting three teenage boys in Aberdeen and Glasgow. Colman McGrath, 76, abused two boys who were training to join the priesthood at Blairs College in Aberdeen and a boy at his parish in Langside, Glasgow. The offences were committed between August 1972 and September 1982. At Glasgow Sheriff Court, McGrath was told to carry out 200 hours unpaid work as part of a community payback order.
Conviction stands for woman who took kids to prison to be molested — The conviction against a woman who brought two young girls to State Correctional Institution at Retreat so a convicted murderer could molest them will stand, an appeals court ruled Monday. Rebecca Ann Butler, 44, is serving a 3½- to 10-year prison sentence for child endangerment for bringing the children, ages 4 and 7, to visit her pen pal, Andre VanCliff, a convicted killer who wrote her a sexually explicit letter about the girls and groped them in a prison visitation room.
N.L. sex abuse survivor wants to be a voice for other victims — Sex abuse victims are often too ashamed and scared to tell their stories, but one Newfoundland man has lifted a publication ban on his own case of abuse to tell his story. For two and a half years, Matthew Burry was abused in secret by a man in Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, first being lured into hanging out one-on-one, then morphing into full-blown abuse. Burry was 12 when the abuse began.
Under-age sex boy used condoms handed out at school: Pregnant woman jailed for five years — Pregnant mother-of-one Kerry Horsfall has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of an affair with the boy. The 14-year-old told police that during their 25-day relationship in 2013 he was able to use contraceptives given to him by a teacher. Horsfall was found guilty of three offences of sexual activity with a child after denying the affair. A jury heard she would invite the schoolboy to her home in Pontefract, West Yorks, for sex.
Woman allegedly drugged, molested boy during Skype chats in 2nd abuse case linked to NYPD sergeant — A Massachusetts woman allegedly drugged and molested an 8-year-old boy during sickening Skype sessions with a disgraced NYPD sergeant, the Daily News has learned. The woman, whose name The News is withholding to protect the identity of the now-13-year-old victim, is the second woman charged with participating in the sexual exploitation of children with Sgt. Alberto Randazzo.