2 Former Penn State Administrators Plead Guilty To Roles In Abuse Scandal — Two former high-level Penn State administrators pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of child endangerment, for their roles in covering up child sex abuse by disgraced assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley each took a plea bargain that — if accepted by the judge — will carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. As part of the plea bargain, the felony charges they originally faced were reduced to misdemeanors.
Battered Men: The Hidden Hurt — Battered men desperately sought help for years in California, but their efforts consistently fell on deaf ears. It took four battered men and a 2008 lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men for the California Supreme Court to recognize that men are entitled to equal protection and advocacy support from domestic violence shelters. Domestic violence accounts for a surprising proportion of violent crime in the United States. Close to one in six murder victims is killed by an intimate partner. Nearly three-fourths of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner.
Dozens Say Christian Leader Made British Boys ‘Bleed for Jesus’ — Having disclosed his “sin” of masturbation, Mark Stibbe, age 17, was ordered to strip naked and lean over a wooden chair in the garden shed of a lavish Hampshire mansion on the southern coast of England. Then came the first blow from a cane, its impact so ferocious that it sent the boy into a state of paralysis that lasted through at least 30 more strokes that left him collapsed on the floor, blood oozing down his legs.
Former Princeton Student: I Was Raped, Expelled, and Forced to Leave U.S. — A former graduate student is suing Princeton University, alleging the New Jersey institution mishandled his reports of sexual assault, and expelled him after a related suicide attempt—all because of his gender. Going by the pseudonym John Doe, the Harvard graduate has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking undisclosed damages for the University’s supposed violation of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, alleging it failed to act on two sexual assault complaints against a ex-boyfriend.
The Harrowing Story of Life Inside Alabama’s Most Sadistic Christian Bootcamp — It was October 2011, and Captain Charles Kennedy, a veteran policeman, was in the main office at the Restoration Youth Academy (RYA), a Christian home for troubled teens in Prichard, Alabama, when he caught a glimpse of something shocking on a close-circuit monitor: a naked boy crouching in a 6-by-8-foot isolation room as a light bulb burned overhead.
KC man claiming he was sexually abused 2,000 times by Boy Scout leader gets $100 million judgment — A Kansas City area man who claimed in court that he was sexually abused upwards of 2,000 times from age 12 to 17 by his childhood Boy Scout leader has received judgment in his favor of $100 million. The judgment against the adult Jackson County Boy Scout leader, Scott Alan Bradshaw, was handed down Tuesday in civil court by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs.
Only Father Flanagan of Boys Town shouted stop to child abuse in Ireland — Monsignor Edward Joseph Flanagan, founder of Boys Town made famous by the Spencer Tracy movie, was a lone voice in condemning Ireland’s industrial schools back in the 1940s and how orphans and those born outside marriage generally were treated. He was viciously castigated by church and government for doing so. His treatment at the hands of clergy and politicians makes it very clear both powerful arms of the state were determined to stick to secrets and lies and cover-ups when it came to the mistreatment of youths and babies.
Prison inmate sentenced to additional 100 years for child rapes — A man described in court as an “opportunistic pedophile” was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday, receiving 50 years for each of the two children he admitted raping between 2011 and 2012. Michael Slaughter, 40, had earlier pleaded guilty at the Pennington County Courthouse to two counts of first-degree rape, punishable by 15 years to life in prison. He admitted performing sex acts on the children, who authorities said were 5 and 9 during the incidents in Pennington County. Slaughter was originally charged with nine counts in the case, six of first-degree rape and three of sexual contact with a child under 16.
‘Raped Black Male’ talks survival in new memoir — Kenneth Rogers Jr. wants you to know he was raped. The 32-year-old inner city science fiction writer’s work took an unexpected turn when he decided his sixth book, Raped Black Male would be a memoir about his darkest experiences of being sexually abused as a child. The book traces his journey as a homeless man, fighting through depression and suicidal thoughts as he tries to come to terms of being raped. The book uses humor as well as his journals from years ago to weave a story of survival.
Sex abuse survivor Edward Delaney tells UK inquiry he was kidnapped from Britain as a boy — “The word is kidnapped,” Edward Delaney says, of his being sent to Australia as a seven year-old, condemned to a boyhood of horrific abuse. On Tuesday, he told Britain’s inquiry into child sexual abuse that he recently burnt his British passport, in fury at the injustice done to him – and to his parents, who had asked for him to return, but were fobbed off with the lie that he was in a better place.