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  • Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened.....

    10/16/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened to kill using witchcraft if the boy told anybody about the attacks A Sunday teacher has been charged with abusing a teenage boy after an investigation by an investigation by Eubank Sheriff's Department in Kentucky. Rex Allen Murphy, 30, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor under 18 for sexual performance and third-degree sodomy. Murphy was taken into custody and is being held in Pulaski County Detention Center where he is being held on a bond of $50,000.
  • Positive correlation between homosexual sex abuse and acceptance of homosexuality: study

    10/16/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    In a new study based on Google News reports, controversial family values crusader Paul Cameron says he has found evidence that wherever social and political attitudes towards homosexuality are more positive, sex crimes against minors with a homosexual element are more numerous. Cameron, who is head of the Family Research Institute based in Colorado Springs, released his findings in Rome last week, hoping to influence the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that has Catholic leaders from around the world in the Eternal City. “The Catholic Church is doing something very important,” Cameron told LifeSiteNews. “We hope they will look at...
  • Hospice worker who 'fondled and sodomized' nursing home patients escapes jail.....

    FULL TITLE: Hospice worker who 'fondled and sodomized' nursing home patients escapes jail because his victims died or had dementia and couldn't testify A hospice worker accused of fondling and sodomizing elderly patients had rape, sodomy and sexual assault charges against him dropped because the victims had died or succumbed to Alzheimer's and couldn't testify. Walter Javier Martinez, 45, had been facing felony charges in connection with numerous episodes of sexual abuse while working at three St Louis-area nursing homes as an employee of Odyssey Hospice. The charges were replaced with four misdemeanor counts of elder abuse, to which Martinez...
  • Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women...

    10/14/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Steve Hopkins for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women to treat pregnancies as tumors and allowed children to be sexually abused’ Televangelist Ernest Angley has been accused of running an Ohio church where men are forced to get vasectomies and women abortions, and where children were sexually abused. Self-proclaimed prophet Angley has been described by some of 21 former members as a closeted-homosexual Jim Jones who's turned a blind eye to sexual abuse. But the 93-year-old has defended the allegations, saying he is simply an instrument of God. He told the Akron Beacon Journal: 'I'm not...
  • UPDATE: Man Indicted on 40 Sex-Related Charges in Cabell County

    10/08/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ News Staff, Dan Griffin
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been indicted on dozens of charges in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy. Randall Pennington was indicted by a Cabell County grand jury on 40 sex-related charges. On Wednesday, WSAZ.com spoke with the mother of the victim. She was very emotional and said she knew the man, Randall Pennington, for years, including at New Beginning Apostolic Church in Huntington.
  • Australian charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with Thai surrogate

    09/02/2014 11:37:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    ABC.NET.AU ^ | Samantha Hawley
    An Australian who fathered surrogate twins with a Thai woman has been charged with sexually abusing the children. The man, who cannot be identified, has been charged with indecent dealings of a sexual nature with the children while they were under 10. Court documents reveal he has also been charged with possessing child abuse material which was found after a raid on his home. The man involved denies the allegations, which will come before court later this year. The Thai surrogate mother, Siriwan Nitichad, also known as Aon, lives in the Petchabun province 400 kilometres north of Bangkok.
  • Former NC pastor gets at least 16 months for molesting boys

    09/02/2014 3:35:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    myfox8 ^ | staff
    CONCORD, N.C. — A former Concord youth pastor was sentenced to at least 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to molesting young boys in his care. WECT-TV reported that Robert Price pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent liberties with a child.
  • Child sex abuser from Gaithersburg-area sentenced to 40 years in prison

    08/28/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Washington post ^ | Dan Morse
    Nathaniel Morales, who was recently convicted of sexually abusing boys he met in a Gaithersburg church decades ago, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. In two trials in May, jurors found Morales guilty of a series of counts of sex abuse and sex offense. Victims gave powerful testimonies of what Morales did to them and the lasting effect it had.
  • Home> U.S. Suit: Church Knowingly Let Abuser in Youth Program

    08/28/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | NIGEL DUAR
    Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in its ranks. The men filed the suit in Oregon, seeking $15 million from the Maryland-based church and its Northwest and Oregon branches. The men say they were abused in the 1970s but only discovered two years ago that the church knew it had a convicted child molester in the program and did nothing.
  • Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

    08/27/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2014 9:46 AM EDT | Sylvia Hui
    Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Muhbeen Hussain, founder of Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that Muslims are disgusted that justice was not done—leading to some 1,400 children being sexually exploited over a 16-year period, mostly by Pakistani men. “Race, religion or political correctness should never provide a cloak of invisibility to such grotesque crimes.” …
  • ADF files complaint against Planned Parenthood for sex abuse reporting failure

    08/13/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    On August 7, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter of complaint to the Arizona Department of Health Services against Planned Parenthood AZ, Inc. The letter states that the Planned Parenthood at 1250 E. Apache Blvd in Tempe, AZ violated Arizona’s mandatory law to report sex abuse of a minor when a counselor failed to report the sexual assault of an underage girl. The girl and her mother went to Planned Parenthood on December 31, 2013 and again on January 4, 2014. They informed Planned Parenthood of the rape, however, the counselor intentionally miscoded it as consensual sex and told the...
  • Bronx after-school worker arrested on child sex abuse charges

    08/12/2014 9:21:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Sandra Bookman
    EAST TREMONT (WABC) -- Police have arrested a Bronx teacher's aide on allegations of sexually abusing children at an after-school program. According to authorities, 21-year-old Steven Walters, a former teacher working with the nonprofit Good Shepherd Services, was found to have sexually assaulted at least three students at The School of Science and Applied Learning (PS 300). The victims are said to be two 8-year-old girls and a 7-year-old girl.
  • Littleton teacher accused of sexual relationship with girl; Joel Fischer teaches at Euclid Middle

    08/08/2014 10:43:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | staff
    LITTLETON, Colo. - A longtime Littleton Public Schools teacher was arrested Friday, accused of sexual assault on a child by one in a a position of trust. Joel H. Fischer, a 45-year-old physical education teacher at Euclid Middle School since 2004, was booked at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.
  • U.S. searches for MN preacher accused of 59 counts of molestation

    08/06/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FOX44 ^ | CNN Steve Almasy and Carman Hassan
    CNN) — Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church. Victor Barnard, 52, was last seen in Spokane, Washington, according to a written statement from the Washington State Patro
  • Waterloo Teacher Accused of Sex with Student

    07/28/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WHOTV ^ | staff
    WATERLOO, Iowa — A former Waterloo teacher, and coach, has been accused of sexually abusing a student. Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Ankrum is charged with one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.
  • Shock Report: 44-Year-Old Man Gets 13-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant, Uses Abortion to Hide His Crime

    07/22/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/22/14 | Carole Novielli
    Today, Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization, has released their second report exposing how the abortion industry covers for child sexual predators.This new report, entitled, “The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse”, shows clearly that the failure of abortion clinics to comply with mandatory reporting laws is having profound, real-world consequences for the victims of child sexual abuse.Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Inc. explains: “In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison. They also know that one of the most...
  • Duane Youngblood: Pastor Who Wrote Book About Overcoming Homosexuality Arrested For molesting...

    07/19/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    inquistir ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: Duane Youngblood: Pastor Who Wrote Book About Overcoming Homosexuality Arrested For Molesting Teen Boy Duane Youngblood once wrote a book about how he was able to de-convert from homosexuality, but police say the Pittsburgh pastor was actually sexually abusing a teenage boy over the course of several years. Youngblood, who leads the Higher Call World Outreach Church, was arrested this week and charged with corrupting a minor. The boy, who has since turned 21, told police that Youngblood abused him over the course of nearly three years. The young man claimed that the sexual assaults took place inside...
  • Former Carrollton Teacher Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault

    07/13/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    A former administrator of a private, special needs school in Carrollton has been arrested on sexual assault charges. David Green, 66, a resident of Wills Point, was arrested by Carrollton police on Thursday. Green, who served as a teacher at St. Anthony School from 1998 to 2010, was charged with four counts of sexual assault with a child and one count of indecency with a child. An additional sexual assault charge is pending. The St. Anthony School describes itself as a "private, therapeutic school" that serves students with Asperger's syndrome, spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, high functioning autism, anxiety and attention...
  • Planned Parenthood performed abortion on teen, returned her to sex abuser: shock lawsuit

    07/11/2014 7:17:30 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 11, 2014 - 11:28 am EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, says she discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her 13-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. It was any mother’s nightmare. According to the lawsuit filed on June 20, 2014, Cary’s daughter, R.Z., was only about six years old when her new step-father, Timothy David Smith, began to sexually abuse her. At this age, she was too young to realize that her step-father’s inordinate attention was actually a crime.
  • Former Denison teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

    07/10/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KXII NEWS 12 ^ | Ashley Park
    DENISON, TX -- A former Denison ISD teacher was arrested after police say she admitted to having an improper relationship with one of her students. Some of those encounters reportedly happened in the classroom. "I've heard stories, like I've seen across the nation of it happening in other places, but I never expected it to happen here," said parent, Amy Timberlake. Parents we spoke to say they can't believe 34-year-old Julie Bollinger, a former Denison High School teacher, was arrested for having an improper relationship with a student. "It is a crime for a teacher to have a relationship with...
  • Report: Minnesota Archbishop Nienstedt Under Scrutiny For Same-Sex Relationships

    07/01/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT · by koanhead · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 7/1/14 | David Gibson
    A Roman Catholic archbishop in Minnesota who had been one of the hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights is the target of an investigation into allegations that he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men. The investigation of Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is being conducted by a prominent Minneapolis law firm hired by the archdiocese after church officials received an allegation against Nienstedt. The archdiocese confirmed the investigation, which was first reported by Commonweal, a Catholic magazine based in New York.... Commonweal’s story cites Jennifer Haselberger, former top canon lawyer for Nienstedt, as...
  • Boz Tchividjian Says Churches Cause Damage by Failing to Take Sex Abuse Seriously

    06/27/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    christain post ^ | chrstian post
    Boz Tchividjian Says Churches Cause Damage by Failing to Take Sex Abuse Seriously video only on link
  • Parents, 6 Sons, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl For Nearly A Decade

    05/17/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT · by windcliff · 78 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5-17-14 | David Lohr
    The sheriff of a small county in northeast North Carolina says he is "disgusted" by the parents of six men who are accused of sexually abusing their sister for nearly a decade, at a private family compound. "I blame the parents for this," Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "It's your responsibility as a parent to teach [your children] right and wrong. When you see a child doing something that is totally wrong and you don't correct them, then the child thinks it's OK." Tilley said his deputies charged the six brothers, ranging in age...
  • ‘Hundreds’ of child sailors raped, abused

    05/04/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 83 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2014 | Brendan Nicholson
    ALLEGATIONS that 220 child sailors at the navy’s West Australian training base were raped or brutalised, and that more than 70 young officer cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra suffered sexual or other abuse, are so serious they will be tabled in federal ­parliament. So far, almost 500 former and serving Defence Force members have received reparation payments of up to $50,000 for damage caused by the abuse they suffered — a cost to Defence of more than $21 million. As well, 45 cases have been ­referred to state and territory police forces for possible prosecution. They...
  • UN committee on torture slams Vatican over child sex abuse

    05/05/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    RT ^ | May 5 2014 | RT
    The Vatican attempted to minimize its culpability over the Catholic Church’s child sexual abuse scandal as a UN committee on torture grilled the institution over it alleged “climate of impunity” which has prevailed for decades. In a two-hour hearing in Geneva, the Committee Against Torture was unrelenting in its questioning of the Vatican delegation, asking about past policy decisions, the juridical distinction between the Holy See and Vatican City, and information on specific cases, Reuters reports. The Vatican, which is set to issue a formal answer on Tuesday, said the church has been cleaning house for the past decade and...
  • Media Accused of Hollywood Sex Ring Cover-up

    04/25/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | April 24, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The mother of the alleged victim of a powerful Hollywood pedophile ring says she tried for years to interest the media in the story. Michael Egan’s mother Bonnie Mound said, “I wrote every news channel, every magazine, every talk-show host, everybody, from Oprah to ‘20/20’ to ‘60 Minutes’…. Nobody wanted to do anything because of the high-profile people involved.” One of those alleged “high-profile people” is defendant Bryan Singer, who is said to have “manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage Plaintiff [Michael Egan], “through the use of drugs, alcohol,...
  • More Hollywood Power Brokers Accused of Child Sex Abuse

    04/22/2014 7:24:13 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | April 21, 2014 | Dave McNary
    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court. “I would not wish on my worst enemies what I went through,” declared plaintiff Michael Egan at a Monday news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB. He’s also the head of year-old Quad Media Partners, formed to launch four fully curated linear TV networks, “each built around a modern decade in...
  • Abortionist Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies Under Investigation

    03/03/2014 3:32:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    EDITOR’S WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of this abortion practitioner’s crimes. Millionaire Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is once again under investigation after Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board. nareshpatelThe complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on...
  • Bob Jones University fires firm hired to investigate sex abuse

    02/13/2014 11:59:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Bob Jones University has fired an independent firm hired to investigate sex abuse reports just one month before the group planned to release its 13-month review findings. The university had contracted with Lynchburg, Va.-based GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) in November 2012. “Over the last several months, we grew concerned about how GRACE was pursuing our objectives, and on Jan. 27, 2014, BJU terminated its contract with GRACE,” the university said in a press release. “It is BJU’s intention to resolve its differences with GRACE, and we are disappointed a resolution could not be reached before...
  • The New Silence Which is Destroying Our Kids [Ignoring the breakdown of the traditional family]

    02/02/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by fwdude · 16 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 30 January 2014 | Jeremy Sammut
    Numerous studies have found that children who do not live with both biological parents, irrespective of socioeconomic status, are far more likely to be sexually abused than their peers in intact families. In particular, girls living in non-traditional families are found to have been sexually abused by their ‘stepfathers,’ either the married, cohabiting or casual partner of a divorced or single mother, at many times the rate girls are sexually abused by their natural fathers in intact families. (Snip) Child sexual abuse is not fully and frankly discussed because the public discourse is self-censored by politicians, academics, social service organisations,...
  • US Pastor and Missionary Jailed in Philippines

    01/21/2014 6:05:56 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2014 | Nicola Minzie
    American pastor and missionary Thomas (Tom) Randall has been imprisoned in Manila, Philippines on allegations that an orphanage he and his wife founded in the country has been operating as a front for human trafficking and that dozens of poor children living at the facility had been suffering sexual abuse for years. Randall was on a mission trip in the country when state and social welfare authorities apprehended him and two workers on Jan. 12 at the Sankey Samaritan Orphanage in Lucena City, Philippines, reportedly on allegations that he had been negligent regarding alleged abuse and sex trafficking at the...
  • Former Pastor Awaits Prison Sentence After Admitting to Sexually Molesting Young Girls in Haiti

    01/06/2014 11:10:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    christian post ^ | Morgan Lee
    A former North Carolina minister who pleaded guilty in 2013 to sexually molesting underage Haitian girls received a 25-year sentence from a federal judge on Friday. Larry Michael Bollinger, 68, pleaded with a federal court judge for over an hour to prevent him receiving a maximum 120-year sentence, and admitted that he was a sex addict who for years had been obsessed with pornography, and had solicited sex from prostitutes, as well as frequented adult bookstores. Once he was in Haiti and the opportunity presented itself to sexually abuse the girls, Bollinger "crossed boundaries I never imagined I would have...
  • Defense attorney: Pastor will plead guilty to sex abuse charge, church will close

    12/28/2013 2:12:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    wmct ^ | wmct
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis COGIC pastor will plead guilty to a sexual battery charge and his church will shut down, according to his attorney. Michael Bryant, pastor at Hour of Restoration COGIC in Memphis, was in general sessions court Thursday for what was supposed to be a bond reduction hearing. Instead, defense attorney Art Horne says he and the prosecution worked out a plea agreement in a "criminal information" that will be brought before a judge in criminal court. "The case is settled," said Bryant's defense attorney, Art Horne. "He's pleading guilty to sexual battery by an...
  • Canon lawyers hear from church prosecutor of sex abuse cases

    10/28/2013 7:04:38 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    NCR ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | Thomas Reese
    The experience of the sexual abuse crisis, hopefully, will "help us become more humble, less arrogant and bossy in our ministry," Bishop Charles Scicluna told members of the Canon Law Society of America on Oct. 16 at their annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif. He described sexual abuse as "an egregious betrayal of sacred trust" that "has the power to stint the normal development of people" and "cause depression, post-traumatic disorders, loss of self-esteem and, most tragically, loss of faith." It "is an expression of the anti-Gospel, a betrayal of the message of compassion and love." Scicluna began working as the...
  • Corey Feldman tells of Hollywood sex abuse horror

    10/26/2013 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Postmedia News
    Former child and teen movie star Corey Feldman is pulling back the curtain on the horrific sexual abuse he and late friend Corey Haim endured at the hands of Hollywood pedophiles.
  • Mistakes made in Catholic clergy sex abuse probes: Minnesota archbishop

    10/24/2013 7:32:18 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:38pm EDT | David Bailey
    (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic archbishop of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese said on Thursday that serious mistakes had been made in the archdiocese's investigations of allegations of sex abuse by clergy and he has ordered a review of all of its files by an outside firm. "To those who have been hurt, to the victims of clergy abuse and their family members, I can only tell you how sorry I am," Archbishop John Nienstedt said in the archdiocese's official publication. "I realize how damaging such actions are in violating the care of their human dignity." But David Clohessy, director of...
  • Nienstedt denies any clergy sexual abuse cover-up, regrets 'lost confidence'

    10/24/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | October 23, 2013 | Madeleine Baran
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John Nienstedt said he accepts responsibility for addressing the unfolding clergy sexual abuse crisis and regrets that a growing number of parishioners and priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have "lost confidence" in him. However, he denied any abuse cover-up or illegal actions and repeated the archdiocese's claim that there are no offending priests in active ministry. Nienstedt's remarks came in an e-mailed response to questions from MPR News. It's the first time the archbishop has answered questions about the scandal since MPR News began publishing investigative reports in late September. "As...
  • Minnesota Sex Abuse Scandal Entangles University of St. Thomas; Leads to Clergy Resignations

    10/24/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | October 23, 2013, at 9:49 AM | Matthew Archbold
    The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has found itself in the middle of the ongoing sex abuse crisis in Minnesota, according to Inside Higher Ed. While none of the allegations of abuse took place at the university, several clergy implicated in the scandal either were employed at the institution or served on its board. The Most Rev. Harry Flynn, the archbishop emeritus of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese, recently resigned from the board amid allegations that he did not do enough to prevent the abuse. Flynn, according to the university, had served as board chair since 1995. The...
  • Teachers Unions Oppose Bill Prohibiting Convicted Rapists From Working in Schools?!

    10/23/2013 10:41:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    The House of Representatives just passed a bill aimed at keeping convicted sex offenders and violent felons from working in schools. As it heads to the Senate with bipartisan support, the teachers unions are now objecting. Megyn Kelly asked on her show tonight, “What is the real endgame by the unions? Because you can’t imagine that the unions want convicted rapists to be working next to their children in these schools. So what is the motivation?” Kyle Olson, from the Education Action Group Foundation, said the unions are out to protect adults, the members who pay their dues, and not...
  • Church whistleblower says she 'didn't do enough'

    10/22/2013 6:40:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 10-22-2013 | AMY FORLITI
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After she made her First Communion as a little girl, Jennifer Haselberger was distraught to learn the Catholic church had no saint Jennifer, and she had no saint to call her own. So her mom opened up a book and pointed to Joan of Arc. "There. That's yours," she said. Years later, Haselberger is in a fight of her own after going public with claims that archdiocese leaders in St. Paul mishandled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. Turns out, Haselberger may have borrowed a little bravery from the headstrong French heroine she has long admired....
  • Church releases statement on jailed camp counselor

    08/27/2013 1:44:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    The Vineyard Chattanooga released a statement Saturday in response to one of its volunteer counselors being arrested on child molestation charges. Zachary Scott Anderle is charged with cruelty to children, child molestation, sexual assault and battery. He is accused of exposing himself to several children and getting into bed naked with one at a Christian camp where he was a counselor. Carroll County officials say he slapped one of the children who resisted. The incident occurred at Woodland Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Temple. The director says a private group rented the camp, and directors support the legal process.
  • SEXUAL ABUSE: Youth Pastor Arrested

    08/17/2013 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WHOTV.COM ^ | Kelly Maricle and Jannay Towne,
    Des Moines police arrested a former youth pastor and charged him with sexual abuse. “This has been going on for a brief period of time, but I can’t go into details as exactly how long,” says Des Moines Police Sgt. Daniel Blom. Police were contacted Monday by a teenage girl and her parents. The girl reported an alleged sexual assault perpetrated by 27-year-old Ryan McKelvey. “Looking into it, doing their investigation, they discovered there might be a second victim. They made contact with the second victim and confirmed that there was an inappropriate sexual contact,” says Blom. McKelvey is a...
  • Sex Abuse Investigation Leads to Two Arrests in Fayette County

    08/08/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    kcrg.com ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Lee Hermiston
    FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa – A Guatemalan man living illegally in Iowa under an assumed identity has been accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Police said 23-year-old Rodrigo Sandoval Estrada – who had been living in Ossian as 20-year-old Ramon Marcus Perez – has four more victims in neighboring Winneshiek County. Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher said their investigation began August 1 when officials with the Department of Human Services contacted the sheriff’s office as part of a sexual abuse inquiry that had originated in Winneshiek County. “DHS knew about one incident and it led to more,” Fisher...
  • New sex abuse crisis in Scottish Catholic church

    07/29/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | 7/27/2013 | Catherine Deveney
    The Catholic church in Scotland faces a fresh sex-abuse crisis involving some of the country's senior clerics. The Observer has seen documents suggesting a scandal similar to the one that led to the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien as Archbishop of Edinburgh and St Andrews. As a seminarian, a priest known as "Father Michael", who wishes to remain anonymous while an appeal to Rome is made, said he was sexually assaulted by a parish priest, Father Paul Moore. Father Michael said the church failed to deal appropriately with his complaint over a 17-year period, and that he is now being...
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (DEM) accused of forcibly kissing, groping women

    07/15/2013 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/15/2013 | By Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- Three ex-supporters repeated their demand for Mayor Bob Filner to resign Monday and said he forcibly kissed two constituents and grabbed the buttocks and breast of a staff member. Filner's behavior toward women is so egregious that women who work for him call him a "dirty old man" and coined the phrases "the Filner headlock" and "the Filner dance" to describe how he isolates women and then makes unwanted advances, attorney Marco Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said a sexual harassment claim will be filed with city officials. Also, lawsuits are a possibility, he said. "Bob Filner is tragically...
  • Archdiocese documents show priests paid to leave

    07/03/2013 4:02:29 PM PDT · by haffast · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2013 | M.L. JOHNSON
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — As more victims of clergy sex abuse came forward, then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan oversaw a plan to pay some abusers to leave the priesthood after writing to Vatican officials with increasing frustration and concern, warning them about the potential for scandal if they did not defrock problem priests, according to documents released Monday. Dolan’s correspondence with Vatican officials and priests accused of sexual abuse was included in about 6,000 pages of documents the Archdiocese of Milwaukee released Monday as part of a deal reached in federal bankruptcy court with clergy sex abuse victims suing it for fraud....
  • Philadelphia archdiocesan reports show huge financial deficits

    07/03/2013 3:46:20 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | July 03, 2013 | CWN
    The Philadelphia archdiocese has revealed that it faces $350 million in long-term debt, aggravated by annual budget deficits. Releasing audited financial statements for the first time, the archdiocese showed a $39.2 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in June 2012. Although that year’s financial reports included some special expenses, such as the costs of sex-abuse litigation, even without those expenses the budget showed a deficit of more than $17 million. The deficit for the most recent fiscal year was $6 million, reported Timothy O’Shaugnessy, who was appointed last year as the top financial officer for the archdiocese. The next...
  • Revere teens charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old

    06/24/2013 2:04:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Daily Item REVERE ^ | June 24,2013 | Cyrus Moulto
    Revere Police said two teenage brothers are being held by immigration officials after each was charged this week with sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a 6-year-old relative. A 14-year-old juvenile male was arrested and charged with indecent assault-and-battery on a child under 14; and assault to rape a child; at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested and charged with the same offenses on Wednesday. O’Hara said the alleged victim was a 6-year-old female. O’Hara said the charges were a result of “an observation a family member made.” She said bail was also set for each brother,...
  • Report documents eight decades of Capuchin province's poor handling of sex abuse

    06/18/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 | Joshua J. McElwee
    For eight decades, leaders of a community of Catholic priests and brothers spanning 10 U.S. states acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations and prioritized protecting accused abusers over their victims, concludes an audit released by the group Tuesday. The report, released by a province of Franciscan priests known as Capuchins, could raise questions of how communities of religious, which are not under direct control of bishops, are handling abuse allegations. It also addresses themes many critics of the U.S. church's response to sex abuse have raised since the issue made national headlines in 2002. The report says that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Third-grade boy forced to perform oral sex on three male classmates at Harlem school...

    05/31/2013 4:55:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/31/2013 | Kerry Burke AND Corinne Lestch
    A third-grade boy was dragged into a bathroom at his Harlem elementary school and forced to perform oral sex on three male classmates, including one who was involved in an attack on a female student two years earlier, according to a bombshell lawsuit. The 8-year-old boy had just finished lunch at Public School 194 and was in a hallway waiting for class to start when a fifth-grader, the ringleader, and two third-graders pushed him screaming and pleading for help into a bathroom stall, the lawsuit says. He said one boy held his hands behind his back during the March 2012...