Dogged determination delivers justice for victims caught up in 20 year web of sexual abuse — Shame. Guilt. Fear. Anger. This is the impact sexual abuse has on its victims. Some of the young men molested by Taranaki man Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson feigned sleep, froze or blocked out their feelings, using drugs and alcohol as a means to cope. Others chose to lock it away and not talk to police at all. But thanks to the efforts of New Plymouth Detective Pat Tongi and his team, Nelson will be held accountable for the harm he caused to 14 men.
Ex-police officer abused two boys at offenders’ centre, court told — A retired police superintendent sexually abused two boys in the 1980s when he ran an attendance centre for young offenders, a jury has been told. Gordon Anglesea, 78, a former officer with North Wales police, abused the boys when they were 14 or 15, the court heard. The first alleged victim claims that he was assaulted by Anglesea in the showers and a changing room of the centre in Wrexham, north Wales.
Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse — The families of South St. Paul teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time about alleged sexual abuse of teen boys made against the couple before they turned up dead last week in Washington of an apparent murder-suicide.When reached by the Pioneer Press at his South St. Paul home, Babbitt’s father read a statement he said was prepared on behalf of his family and Matthew Deyo’s family.
Kentucky Juvenile Facilities Receive Perfect Score on Sexual Assault Audit — The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice says all of its 28 residential facilities are at 100 percent compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA. The 2003 law requires external audits of correctional facilities across the country for compliance in preventing and prosecuting instances of sexual abuse. Independent auditors began reviewing Kentucky facilities last year – their first audit since the standards took effect.
Male student at University of Chicago accused twice of sexual assault claims school violated Title IX in lawsuit — A University of Chicago male student from New York accused twice of sexual assault slammed the school’s conduct in a new lawsuit, charging that “UC routinely portrays a large portion of their male students as sexual predators.” The student, named as John Doe in the lawsuit, claims the university violated Title IX with its unfair treatment.
Men’s rights group met with criticism at city hall — On Sept. 17, the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) hosted their first national conference at the Ottawa city hall, where they were met with opposition from the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM). CAFE is a non-profit group that seeks to promote awareness of issues affecting the status, health, and general well-being of men and boys.
No Exit For Abused Men — Adult men rarely complain of being gang-raped. When a BHU student, in his first year of MA, complained of being abducted and raped by some men, he invited disbelief and scorn. The police refused to entertain his complaint; the university warned him against making the matter public, and the medical examination, conducted 10 days after the incident, concluded there was no evidence of him having been raped.
Parishoner ‘turned a blind eye to priest’s abuse of altar boy’ — A Catholic parishioner who caught a now notorious NSW pedophile priest abusing an altar boy in a Hunter Region church turned away and said nothing, a royal commission has heard. An abuse survivor, known as CNE, has testified he was abused by Father Vincent Ryan from the age of 13, usually as he returned his robes to the sacristy or at his grandparents’ house, in the 1980s.
Vinita teen charged as adult in shooting death — A teenage boy who walked into the Vinita Police Department and confessed to shooting his stepmother said he had been sexually molested and “he was tired of the abuse,” according to an arrest affidavit. Koalten Glenn Orr, 14, of Vinita, was charged as an adult with first- degree murder last week in Craig County District Court. He remains jailed on $250,000 bail in an area separate from adults, court records show. Orr told police he shot Laura Hendrix, 38, on Aug. 22 because she was sexually abusing him, the affidavit states.
Youth prisoners raised abuse concerns — Inmates at the state’s troubled juvenile prison last summer swarmed the corrections secretary to complain they were being harmed, according to testimony Tuesday in an employment dispute. On a visit to Lincoln Hill School for Boys in August 2015, then-Corrections Secretary Ed Wall stopped in the institution’s library. “The children incarcerated there came up to him all at once,” Department of Justice senior counsel Paul Connell testified. “I perceive it like a magnet attracting a bunch of metal.”