“Can’t Breathe From Guilt, Pain”: Teen Boy Shares Date Rape Story — “Was it because I got my hair coloured?” thought aloud the 19-year-old Delhi boy whose conversation with his California-based friend Arnav Barbaad, sharing his ordeal of being drugged and raped, recently went viral on Facebook. In a series of conversations with The Quint, Arnav relays selective details of the survivor’s plight, with his permission.
Child sex abuse link to male victims of domestic abuse — Michael Lynch, from Men’s Action Network (MAN) spoke at the La Dolce Vita Project’s Conference about men who were victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence locally. He said that MAN had a team of 18 counsellors seeing around 70 men every week, around 10 per cent of whom would have experienced sexual or domestic violence.
Court: OK to move teen into adult system to protect him — State prosecutors took the unusual step of acknowledging Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison is too dangerous for juveniles as they argued to move a teen into the adult system for his own protection, according to court documents released Wednesday. Racine County Circuit Judge John S. Jude agreed that the prison was too dangerous and waived the boy into the adult system last February. The 2nd District Court of Appeals affirmed Jude’s decision Wednesday.
Eddie Long And The Black Church’s Legacy Of Child Sexual Abuse — On Sunday, January 15, Bishop Eddie Long passed away. Long was the prominent Atlanta pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which at its height, boasted a congregation of over 25,000. A man of many controversies, Long had been closely scrutinized by the United States Senate for potentially profiting off of his church’s tax-exempt status.
How Much Longer Will India’s Rape Laws Not Recognise That Men Could Be Victims Too? — India’s rape laws are archaic and are easily manipulated. In the first three days of January 2017, there was a report of a man, who was raped by another man in Delhi, and was not able to file a complaint with the police in the matter. The reason? Our laws do not recognise males as victims of rape. Sections 375 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to rape, clearly and explicitly use the terms man to describe the perpetrator and woman to describe the victim.
Man who was sexually abused as a 13-year-old is denied compensation — A man groomed online and sexually abused by a string of older men when he was 13 has been denied compensation because the agency that handles claims says he “consented” to the assaults. Peter, who is now 19, was abused by 21 men, two of them teachers, who all acted independently. They were found guilty of charges including sexual activity with a child, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and meeting a child after sexual grooming.
Nine clerics in prison and 26 under investigation on abuse charges, according to Church in France — The French bishops conference has said that nine priests and deacons are currently in prison for sexually abusing minors and 26 more clergy are being investigated by judicial authorities in such cases. A further 37 have served their sentences and been released. The results of a recent survey of French dioceses with their 15,000 priests were released as the bishops presented an updated edition of “Combatting Paedophilia,” their 72-page guidebook for dealing with sexual abuse.
Report: SC juvenile jail not prepared to respond to riots, not preventing rapes — South Carolina’s juvenile jail is unprepared to respond to riots, has poorly trained correctional officers and ineffective police and does not comply with standards meant to prevent rape, a new state report says. In a harshly critical report released Thursday, the state’s Legislative Audit Council says the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice needs to better train its correctional officers and perhaps disband its “ineffective and unnecessary” police force.
Sex abuse: Prestigious NSW boys’ schools hit with 1500 lawsuits — SOME of the most prestigious boys’ schools in NSW face multimillion-dollar lawsuits alleging systemic sexual abuse on an “outrageous” scale. Lawyer Jason Parkinson has more than 1500 cases against such schools as Trinity Grammar, Knox Grammar, St Patrick’s at Goulburn, Newington College and De La Salle colleges at Revesby Heights and Marrickville. Mr Parkinson said the scale of litigation was similar to the flood of cases following the revelation of the dangers of asbestos in the 1970s and ’80s.
A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys. — Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor. To at least one of them, he was a father figure. But authorities believe Babbitt used his position of authority to not only gain his students’ trust but also to exploit it. Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
Teen Inmates Sue Wisconsin: Pepper Spraying, Solitary — Several teen inmates filed a lawsuit on Jan. 23 against Wisconsin juvenile corrections officials and administrators for alleged excessive solitary confinement, restraints, and pepper spray use on the youngsters. The teens are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, notes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The lawsuit says jail officials kept a 14-year-old boy in solitary confinement for almost eight months, and used pepper spray — a chemical weapon — almost 200 times at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and at the Copper Lake School for Girls over a period of 10 months.
Tor-hidden child sex abuse site admin sentenced to 20 years in prison — A federal judge in North Carolina has sentenced Michael Fluckiger, a co-administrator of a notorious Tor-hidden child porn site, to 20 years in prison. Fluckiger pleaded guilty to running Playpen in December 2015, after being indicted in March 2015. His two fellow admins, David Lynn Browning, of Kentucky, and Steven Chase, of Florida, who were also prosecuted as part of the same case and also have pleaded guilty, have not yet been sentenced.
UK police accused of ignoring claims about abuse by prison staff — At least 14 former inmates of a detention centre who made allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse against prison officers claim that their complaints were ignored by police. The men who have made the complaints are among 1,396 former inmates, aged between 17 and 21 when they were detained, who have come forward to allege they were sexually and/or physically abused at Medomsley detention centre in Durham.