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Boy abused by man ‘four times a week’ for three years, Bristol court told — A man raped boys as young as ten, including one who he abused four times a week for three years, by grooming them with computer games, a court heard. Simon Walford, 44, is accused of preying on the two boys between 1999 and 2003, when one was aged ten and the other aged between 11 and 14. The trial at Bristol Crown Court heard the older alleged victim met Walford through a young girl who lived at the defendant’s house in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Boys should have the right to say no to feminism — The evangelical drive to teach boys to be feminists reached a new high last week with the news that every 16-year-old in Sweden is to be given a free copy of the book “We Should All Be Feminists”. The short essay, based on a 2013 TED talk by the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has become a sacred text for those who share Yvette Cooper’s belief that “we need our sons growing up as confident feminists”. So should we welcome the crusaders who wish to convert our male progeny to the “one true Goddess” of gender politics, or should we teach our boys to become free-thinkers who can choose for themselves whether they want to be feminist or not?

Bryan Singer’s Sex-Abuse Accuser Sentenced to Two Years in Prison Over Fraud Case — Hollywood sex-abuse accuser Michael Egan, who filed since-discredited lawsuits last year against director Bryan Singer and three other Hollywood figures, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison in a North Carolina fraud case involving forgery and lying to investors over a period of five years. According to an indictment handed up in December 2014, Egan “fraudulently induced victims to invest money for business … [then] stole a majority of the investment money to fund his lifestyle.” He was charged with securities fraud and wire fraud and pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy.

Child abuse royal commission hears Victoria Police officers protected paedophile, George Pell shunned boy who sought help — A CABAL of Catholic police officers and then chief commissioner protected a paedophile priest from prosecution in the 1970s, according to explosive evidence before the Royal Commission. Former Chief Commissioner Mick Miller said he believed his predecessor Reginald Jackson helped thwart an investigation in to Mildura paedophile Monsignor John Day.

Domestic Violence Is Gender Blind, Unlike the Activists — Aiola Virella, editor in chief of Metro Puerto Rico, is a strong advocate for the victims of domestic violence. Well, actually, she only seems to care about half of those victims. As is often the case, this career journalist used her Twitter account on November 25 to share a video regarding domestic violence with the hashtag #PazParaMujeres (Peace for Women). I responded to her post by asking if it shouldn’t instead be #PazParaTodos (Peace for All)?

Domestic violence reports rise in Suffolk with 2,000 involving male victims — Suffolk Constabulary recorded more than 9,000 incidents of domestic abuse between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015 – a year-on-year increase of 12.6%. Around 23% of victims were male. Despite thousands of incidents being recorded by police every year it is still thought domestic abuse is vastly under-reported as it is often hidden from everyone except the victim and perpetrator.

Fellowship Bible Church denies trying to hide boy’s rape — After a family filed a $37.5 million lawsuit against a Brentwood church for negligence in the sexual assault of their 3-year-old son, the church has issued a response. According to a lawsuit filed Monday, the family’s son was raped by a male teenage volunteer in a bathroom of Fellowship Bible Church of Williamson County during church on Aug. 24, 2014. The teenager pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery. The lawsuit alleges the church urged the family to not pursue charges and asked them to attend another church campus.

I was raped by another man. Here’s why I’ve decided to write about it — Rapist. It’s a word that, even years later, seems too dirty to say. Rapist. The two syllables that i have replaced his name with. Rapist. The man who fucked with my head more than any part of my body. I was 16 years old. The 2012 Olympic games were taking place in London. My quaint little hometown of Weymouth hosted the sailing events, and I ended up as an Olympic attendant, serving food to athletes and their crews. Not a bad first job, I guess.

Former Columbia Heights Boy Scouts Speak Out about Filing Sex Abuse Lawsuits — John Doe 157 was admittedly uncomfortable. Sitting in a conference room in downtown Minneapolis Sunday, camera lights lit up the wall behind him, creating the backdrop that would conceal his identity. “I don’t want to say I’m here reluctantly,” he said at the start of his first television interview. “I’m here uncomfortably.” John Doe 157 filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 against the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Star Council.

Research highlights “gray cases” in child abuse — Each year, more children in the U.S. die from child abuse and neglect than pediatric cancer. Last month, Yale-New Haven Hospital pediatrician Barbara Chaiyachati published the paper “Gray Cases of Child Abuse: Investigating factors associated with uncertainty” with the aim of identifying just these cases, based on the nature and context of children’s injuries as well as their family’s social and medical history.

Woman admits to sexually abusing girl, 13 — A 39-year-old who was born a female but identifies with a male persona admitted yesterday to sexually abusing an underage girl who lived in the neighbourhood. Before this, Zunika Ahmad had even “married” two women using a bogus identity. She pleaded guilty in the High Court to six charges of sexual penetration of a minor and one charge of sexual exploitation of a young person. Another 14 similar charges will be considered when she is sentenced.

Woman pretended to be a man to sexually abuse underage girl — A woman who identifies as a male admitted in court on Monday (Dec 7) to sexually penetrating an underage girl between March 2012 and December 2013. Zunika Ahmad, now 39, pretended to be a man when she committed the offences and her teenage victim, who consented to the sexual acts, was not aware she was a woman. The girl was between 13 and 14 years old when Zunika sexually penetrated her with a sex toy and later, her fingers.

Zimbabwe woman in jail for raping her step-son — According to a report in MyZimbabwe, a 34-year-old Bindura woman has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after being convicted of raping her 15-year-old step-son. The woman was charged with aggravated indecent assault, after she allegedly forced herself on the teenager while her husband was away. In the process of the sexual assault, the young man had bruises on his penis, the court heard.

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