AG: Sandusky abused boys ages 8 to 17 — Prosecutors claim Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys ranging in age from 8 to 17, eight of whom were molested on the Penn State campus, according to a document with new details about the case filed Thursday. The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said in the document that crimes involving one of the 10 alleged victims took place in Florida and Texas, while another boy was abused at his own school.
A hope in hell: Pakistan school tries to get to abused kids before the Taliban does — The boy was 2 when his mother dumped him on the streets, 4 when he spent his first night in a tiny prison cell, being sexually assaulted by an older inmate. Prostitution for money and shelter followed, then hashish, and glue-sniffing. Now 10 and gangly, he fidgets and stares at the ground, speaking in a near-whisper. “I’m ashamed,” he says. Yet in this rugged frontier city in northwest Pakistan, where people carry guns as casually as they would a daily newspaper, this boy has hope.
Boys lives ruined by sex abuse, inquiry told — The father of a boy thought to have been a victim of serial pedophile Dennis John McKenna has broken down in tears while giving evidence at a special inquiry. Noel Parkin, 68, gave evidence today at an inquiry investigating allegations of sexual abuse against children at St Andrews Hostel in Katanning. It follows the jailing of McKenna, who sexually abused boys at the hostel where he was head warden from 1975 to 1990.
Has the Sexual Abuse of Boys Reached a Crisis Stage? — This is a presidential election year, so the biggest story of 2012 is likely to play out in early November. But the most important story of the year might be playing out right now–and it involves the ongoing revelations about the sexual abuse of boys, allegedly by men who were in positions of trust. The issue first hit the national radar last November, when criminal charges were brought against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. That quickly was followed by allegations against former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Continue reading