Boy’s rape filmed in notorious Dolphin Square — A police raid on Dolphin Square in London’s Pimlico area in 1985 uncovered a small-scale film studio in the living room of a first-floor apartment. Officers were acting on a tip-off that a boy, aged about 11, had been taken into the premises against his will. A forensic examination came to nothing. However, a few months later a sickening sex video was seized in the West End in which an officer recognised the flat as the location.
Child sex abuse survivor from Worcester is ready to climb Kilimanjaro to help other survivors — A COURAGEOUS survivor of child sex abuse from Worcester had in a sense already climbed a mountain by speaking out about his ordeal and facing his abuser in court. But now Tom Leavesley, formerly of Diglis, Worcester, is literally climbing a mountain to help other survivors so they do not suffer in silence as he did.
Federal judge: Ex-Yakima priest must pay sex-abuse victim $5M — A federal district court judge has issued a $5 million judgment against a priest who served in the Catholic Diocese of Yakima in the 1970s and ’80s. The civil lawsuit, brought by a man known as C.S. in court documents, alleged that the Rev. Dale Calhoun sexually abused him beginning in 1977 when he was 12 and ending when he was 17. The settlement is the largest civil judgment against an individual priest in Central and Eastern Washington, according to attorneys Bryan Smith and Vito de la Cruz of Tamaki Law.
Former Langley gymnastics coach gets six years for sex abuse of boys — A former Langley gymnastics instructor who sexually abused nine boys from the gym where he worked has been given a six-year prison sentence. John William Henry, 33, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault and one count of possessing child pornography. He was sentenced on Tuesday in provincial court in Surrey. A former Langley gymnastics instructor who sexually abused nine boys from the gym where he worked has been given a six-year prison sentence.
Former Sherwood High student’s sex-abuse lawsuit against ex-con teacher Denise Keessee now in federal court — A civil lawsuit filed against former Sherwood High School teacher Denise Keesee by one of her former students, accusing her of sexually abusing him, has been moved from Washington County Circuit Court to federal court in Portland. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, who previously served as a judge in Washington County.
GUILTY: Former priest who abused a boy in vicarages in Bolton and Atherton — A FORMER priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in vicarages in Bolton and Atherton. Frank Baldwick was convicted by a jury of nine men and three women at Bolton Crown Court. They took just 90 minutes to return guilty verdicts on the two counts of indecent assault. The offences — which date from the late 1970s when Baldwick was the Church of England vicar of St Michael’s Great Lever, and then of St Anne’s Hindsford, Atherton — were committed against a boy aged between 11 and 13 at the time.
Huge increase in the number of male rape victims reporting sexual assault in Bristol — THE number of men reporting being the victim of rape has increased fivefold in Bristol over the past four years, new figures show. In 2011, Bristol-based victim support centre The Bridge received 20 reports of men being raped. But male victims of sexual assault now represent a much higher number of the calls around The Bridge receives each year – around 100 so far in 2015.
Lewis Fogle Spent 34 Years In Prison For Rape And Murder, DNA Test Proved His Innocence — Lewis Fogle spent 34 years in a Pennsylvania prison for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, but DNA testing proved his innocence. With his wife by his side, Lewis Fogle walked out of the prison he called home for 34 interminable years on Thursday. The man was serving a life sentence for the crime, which he didn’t commit, according to the Independent.
Male domestic abuse victim services recieve funding boost — More male victims of domestic abuse will receive help and support following funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. Commissioner Baird has awarded £2,000 to Community Counselling Cooperative from her Supporting Victims Fund – a fund set up and made available to organisations that have the aim of helping victims cope and recover from their experience of crime.
Men’s rights bodies call to solve problems — The laws and policies in the country are inclined towards women in a way that they are based on the assumption that women can never be perpetrators of a crime. While this has been a bone of contention for men’s rights activists, they now believe it is time that men’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing is given due importance while designing policies.
Men should not suffer in silence says city’s domestic abuse service — A DOMESTIC abuse service set up to help male victims has revealed the demand for its support as it plans an event to mark its first anniversary. Men Standing Up (MSU), run by Bradford Cyrenians, offers services including a confidential helpline, emergency accommodation and a peer support group. Its helpline, which was set up in September last year, had taken 142 calls up to July and it has had 70 referrals from organisations including the police.
New charity for male sex abuse victims launches in Mansfield — Male victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence no longer have to suffer in silence – thanks to a new charity based in the region. MENding UK opened last week at an event at its office on Byron Street, Mansfield. The charity was launched due to the lack of services for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence – both recent and historic. This comes after it was discovered that around 1 in 7 men have sustained some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16.
Philadelphia archdiocese settles sexual abuse civil suit — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has settled a civil lawsuit brought by an accuser whose testimony helped convict two Catholic priests and a former parish-school teacher on sexual abuse charges, and aided in the unprecedented prosecution of a church administrator for covering up the priests’ crimes. In court filings, Common Pleas Court Judge Jacqueline F. Allen said the plaintiff — a 26-year-old man identified only as “Billy Doe” — had “settled any and all claims” against the archdiocese and two former church officials. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Prison Punishes Chelsea Manning for Having Expired Toothpaste, LGBT Magazines — In a closed disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 21 days with restrictions on recreation for violating prison rules, including possession of banned items, such as expired toothpaste and several LGBT books and magazines. She is barred from going to the gym, library or outdoor area. The maximum possible punishment for her alleged infractions was indefinite solitary confinement.
Revealed: Westminster sex abuse probe police head north to question four witnesses in Scotland — DETECTIVES probing a Westminster paedophile ring made a secret visit to Scotland to question four witnesses, we can reveal. Plain-clothes officers from Scotland Yard travelled to the Highlands to speak to them as they probe historic allegations of child abuse involving some of Britain’s most senior politicians. They interviewed four people, including the widow of the late former Lib Dem deputy leader Russell Johnston.