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Boy Scouts given paint to sniff before sex abuse, lawsuit says — A St. Paul Boy Scout leader in the late 1960s gave his troop members inhalants to get them high, then molested them, according to a new lawsuit. A former Boy Scout, now a 59-year-old man identified as John Doe 155, is suing the Boy Scouts of America and its local chapter, Northern Star Council, saying they failed to protect him from an abuser.

Former teacher and gym instructor jailed for sexual abuse of boys — A former Tasmanian teacher and fitness instructor has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing boys under the pretext of helping them with their health and fitness. The 65-year-old man had previously pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Hobart to two counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person, eight counts of indecent assault and one count each of possessing and producing child exploitation material.

Limerick pensioner, 74, abused boy for his own sexual gratification — A RETIRED council worker who sexually abused a young boy over a 15 month period was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. Michael O’Brien, aged 74, of High Meadows, Gouldavoher, Dooradoyle pleaded guilty to eight sample charges relating to offences which happened at an address in Limerick city on dates during 2006 and 2007. 

Man shares story of domestic abuse survival — When you picture a domestic violence survivor, who comes to mind? A woman? A child? What about a man? KSAT’s domestic violence series “One Voice 1,000 Stories” has shone light on many abuse survivors and their journey to safety. However, a male survivor has never talked to us on camera, until now.

Rape and sexual abuse support centre launches counselling service for men and children — MEN are being encouraged to speak out about their experience with rape and sexual abuse in Worcestershire. On Monday, West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) launched its counselling service for men and children aged 11 and above.

Ryerson ‘Men’s issues’ group proposed — The Ryerson student who plans to start a “men’s issues awareness” group on campus is beginning the process to get recognized by the students’ union. Kevin Arriola, a fourth-year politics and governance student, will be spending the next two weeks drafting a constitution and collecting signatures to obtain Ryerson student group status.

Salvation Army worker physically and sexually abused boy of 11, inquiry told — A Salvation Army worker threatened a boy with a knife and broke his nose during four years of almost constant physical and sexual abuse at a boys’ home in Melbourne, an inquiry has heard. Ross Rogers was just 11 when he was sent to the Box Hill home in 1965 and has detailed the horrific treatment he received at the hands of Willem Willemsen, which started within months of his arrival.

South Devon paedophile jailed for 17 years for historic child abuse crimes — A habitual and opportunistic paedophile from South Devon has been jailed after he was found guilty of a number of historic child abuse charges. Hinton Sheryn, 68, who was a successful author, was found guilty at Plymouth Crown Court on Friday, September 25, of 18 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency with children dating back to the 1970s and 80s.

Texas Finally Pledges to End Prison Rape — Last year, on the eve of yet another failed GOP presidential primary run, then-Gov. Rick Perry sent the feds a letter saying Texas would not comply with long overdue reforms to end rape in prisons and jails. The letter, first reported by the indefatigable criminal justice blog Grits For Breakfast, portrayed the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act as yet another example of Washington overreach, with Perry calling the law a “counterproductive and unnecessarily cumbersome and costly regulatory mess.”

Three St William’s children’s home staff accused of almost 90 sexual offences against boys – trial — THE principal of a former children’s home, who has already served 21 years for sexually abusing children, has gone on trial accused of 62 further offences against young boys. James Carragher, 75, a former headmaster of St William’s approved school in Market Weighton, “hid behind a cloak of respectability” to abuse boys in his care, a jury was told.

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