Bulletin Board v307

Boys — the silent victims of sex trafficking — The silence nearly killed Tom Jones. As a child, Jones was raped, abused and sold to men for sex. The brutality ended when he was 15. But, like many male victims, Jones didn’t seek help, didn’t tell anyone about the trauma he had suffered. Instead, he buried his pain and shame deep inside, carrying the burden alone and in silence for another 15 years. Silence did not equal acceptance.

Caldey Abbey: first male victim comes forward to describe sexual abuse — A man has come forward to describe how he was groomed and sexually abused as a child by a Benedictine monk on Caldey Island, intensifying calls for an inquiry into what happened at the abbey in south-west Wales. The victim, who has told police of the abuse he was subject to during summer holiday trips to Caldey Island, is the first man to allege he was sexually assaulted by Father Thaddeus Kotik.

South Carolina Church To Pay $300,000 And Apologize In Child Sex Abuse Case — A Baptist church in South Carolina settled a child sexual abuse lawsuit, agreeing to issue an apology, admit liability, and to pay $300,000 to the plaintiff. Bryan Barnes, spokesman for First Baptist Church of Columbia, S.C., said that church leadership issued the apology and explained the terms of the settlement before the congregation on Sunday, according to the Baptist Press.

Documents detail horrific alleged abuse of young boys at circus school — At the end of a quiet, tree-lined road in the Blue Mountains, it offered classes to children with and without disabilities, advertising itself as an all-abilities circus. Employees posed for photos in bright make-up, sequins, wigs and feathers, with one saying she had found her calling. But behind closed doors, seven people linked to the school allegedly abused three young boys over a period of two years.

Fr Finnegan: Survivor speaks of sex abuse ‘secret’ — Sean Faloon from Hilltown was first abused as an altar boy from the age of 10 by Fr Malachy Finnegan. Fr Finnegan, who died in 2002, also abused boys at St Colman’s College in Newry, where he taught from 1967 to 1976. Twelve victims have come forward to the Catholic Diocese of Dromore. Speaking out for the first time, Sean Faloon told BBC News NI that Fr Finnegan abused him for a total of eight years – starting in 1989.

High-School Coach ‘Ignored’ Boy’s Screams as Teammates Raped Him, Lawsuit Claims — La Vernia, Texas—population 1,200—has struggled to emerge from a cloud that covered the sports-obsessed town after rape allegations involving its most gifted athletes went public almost one year ago. Now, a new family has filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming that a La Vernia coach witnessed and ignored two violent sexual assaults suffered by their son while he was on its basketball team.

Jordan Peterson is helping disillusioned boys become men. Here’s why liberals hate that. — Over the past several months, progressive columnists have decided that they have had quite enough of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, the University of Toronto psychology professor who has ruffled post-modern sensibilities with his common-sense analysis and refusal to engage in the use of recently-invented transgender pronouns.

Lawsuit alleges conspiracy of silence in Boy Scouts sex abuse cases — The Boy Scouts of America have engaged in a decades-long conspiracy to shield volunteers they knew to be child predators, according to an amended complaint to a lawsuit filed late Monday on behalf of four Gainesville Scouts who allege they were sexually assaulted by a longtime scoutmaster.

Man sues Chicago, police for wrongful conviction — A man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison after being convicted of rape and murder before DNA testing prompted authorities to drop the charges has filed a lawsuit that alleges he was coerced by Chicago police detectives into confessing. Nevest Coleman’s wrongful conviction lawsuit comes three months after he and co-defendant Darryl Fulton were released from prison.

San Quentin inmate awarded $65K after female prison instructor turned him into ‘sex slave’ — A U.S. jury awarded $65,000 to a convicted murderer in California’s San Quentin State Prison after finding a female prison instructor turned him into a “sex slave.” William Cordoba, who is serving a life sentence for a 1981 second-degree murder and robbery, sued vocational instructor Silvia Pulido because he said she coerced him into trading sex acts after promising to get him a lawyer to help him get out of prison.

Scout leader dressed as woman to trick boys into performing sex acts on webcam — A male scout leader who dressed as a woman to trick young boys into performing sex acts on webcam has been jailed. Richard Papworth, 26, who has lived at addresses in Broxbourne and Sawbridgeworth admitted grooming a boy and possessing thousands of child abuse images at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (February 9).

Supreme Court dismisses plea to make rape a gender-neutral offence — Why are certain crimes like rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) targeting men alone? Why cannot women also be the perpetrators of crimes like under Section 375 b (insertion of foreign objects into the private parts of a woman)? These are the questions that the Supreme Court faced on Friday morning from a public interest litigation (PIL) petition, which it finally dismissed.

Update: New allegations in lawsuit by expelled male student over Oberlin College 100% conviction rate — In late December I wrote about a lawsuit brought by an expelled Oberlin College male student Lawsuit: Oberlin College sexual assault hearing process rigged, 100% conviction rate. The facts of the encounter are fairly lurid. Please see that post for the background on the lawsuit allegations of the incident in question and the adjudication, and the allegations of systemic bias in the hearing process at Oberlin.

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