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  • 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...
  • BBC reports 152 new sexual abuse allegations have been made since Jimmy Savile scandal

    05/31/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died.
  • Obama and Islamists Unite to End Abuse of Women [semi-satirical rant]

    05/19/2013 12:08:01 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 19, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Inadequately covered females force male members in the Religion of Piece to react impurely. Ditto in the U.S. Armed Forces. That must cease, right now. No matter how hard the task may become, the rank and file must embrace Our Loving President's creative solutions. President Obama's gracious embrace of Islamism and his own heroic assassination of Osama Bin Laden have brought peace to the Islamic World including even the United States. Because of his historic foresight in making it perfectly clear that "the future must not belong to those who speak accurately of slander the prophet of Islam," we are no longer under threat of attack by Islamic terrorists extremists and...
  • Cahokia assistant teacher charged with sexual contact, transmitting HIV to teen

    05/14/2013 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 5/14/13 | Valerie Hahn
    CAHOKIA • A Cahokia High School assistant teacher and coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a teenage boy and transmission of HIV. Mario L. Hunt, 35, of the 1900 block of Florence Street in Cahokia, was charged in St. Clair County on Monday with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse transmission of HIV. The offenses happened with a 17-year-old boy during the first six months of 2011.
  • Demanding a Dedicated Reporting Function for Child Sexual Abuse Content on Facebook

    05/03/2013 5:16:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    avaaz.org ^ | avaaz.org
    Facebook is rampant with child sexual abuse content, child exploitation material, online child predators, harassment, stalking and cyber-bullying of minors and various other forms of predatory activities targeting minors. Facebook provides several options for reporting offensive or harassing content, including spam, scams, graphic violence, hate speech, nudity, etc. Yet there is no recourse for someone wanting to report explicit child sexual abuse content or pedophiles and other kinds of sexual predators. During mid March 2013 a video of severe and horrific child sexual abuse of a toddler girl went viral on Facebook, garnering more than 30,000 shares over a period...
  • Pastor Of The ROC Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

    04/30/2013 12:44:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wric ^ | wric
    Richmond, VA—The pastor of a large, well-known church in Richmond has been accused of sexual misconduct on a group of websites. A group of Richmond faith leaders held a protest calling for his resignation on Monday afternoon. On multiple websites, Geronimo Aguilar has been accused of sexual misconduct. 8News also discovered a Facebook page called "Richmond Outreach Center Recovery Group." It has been set up for those who allege to be victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Aguilar. We have confirmed that Aguilar was under investigation in California and Texas; a police report shows that he was alleged...
  • Offenders in the Church: Who are they and how do they operate?

    04/23/2013 11:04:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Offenders in the Church: Who are they and how do they operate? http://vimeo.com/58304996
  • Girl Testifies She Kept Records Of Repeated Abuse By Defendant (Planned Parenthood implicated?)

    04/11/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. ^ | 4/10/13 | By: Vanessa Herring
    Michael Lewis is charged with 335 counts of sexual abuse. More than 100 counts are tied to the first victim, who testified Wednesday....She also testified Lewis made her ask for birth control, "Michael forced me to go on birth control. I didn't want to. He told me to lie to the doctor and say I was having sex with a 14 year old."
  • Trial Date Set, Bob Woodward Subpoenaed in Sidwell Friends Sex Counselor Case (boffo BJ's a topic)

    04/09/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    THE WASHINGTONIAN ^ | 4/9/13 | Mary Yarrison, Harry Jaffe
    A rare, salacious lawsuit against the elite DC private school drags high-profile Washingtonians into unwanted limelight and airs graphic e-mails from the psychologist who taught sex ed at the Obama daughters’ school. The exceedingly messy lawsuit is headed for trial—and the circle of high-profile Washingtonians wrapped up in the case is expanding. A Sidwell official claims a school psychologist had an affair with his wife while treating his daughter, then five, and that Sidwell took “flagrant and outrageous actions” that allowed the “open sexual relationship.” For Sidwell—an elite private school in DC with an annual tuition of around $34,000—the lawsuit...
  • Pope Francis calls for action on clerical sex abuse

    04/05/2013 6:04:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2013 Last updated at 11:20 ET | BBC
    Pope Francis has called for "decisive action" in the fight against sex abuse of minors by priests. He told Bishop Gerhard Mueller, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith - the Vatican watchdog that deals with sex abuse cases - to ensure that perpetrators were punished. It was the Argentine Pope's first public statement on clerical sex abuse. A leading sex abuse survivors' group has responded with scepticism, saying "actions speak louder than words". The new Pope was elected last month, replacing Pope Benedict, who became the first pope in 600 years to resign. When first elected, Benedict...
  • Feds: Couple planned babysitting business as cover to abuse children

    03/21/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | NBC
    A New York couple has been arrested and accused of plotting to babysit children as a cover to drug and sexually abuse them, federal prosecutors said. Special agents with the FBI and NYPD detectives arrested Bebars Baslan, 35, and Kristen Henry, 25, from Brooklyn, on Tuesday night at a hotel in Jersey City, N.J. Prosecutors say they believed they were going there to meet an acquaintance and three children, including a 1-year-old and a 3-month-old baby, that the group was planning to drug with children's Benadryl and take sexually explicit photos. Prosecutors say that acquaintance was actually an informant who...
  • ...Pedophile who videotaped sex abuse of 18-month-old toddler......sentenced to 20 years in prison

    03/20/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: 'He's a monster': Pedophile who videotaped sex abuse of 18-month-old toddler and two other young girls sentenced to 20 years in prison A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing three young girls, including an 18-month-old toddler, and videotaping the acts assaults at his home. David Csanadi, 36, of Newtown, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in New Haven after entering a guilty plea in November to one count of producing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Csanadi abused the children of his friends in 2006 and 2007 and recorded the assaults on...
  • Pope Francis Often Quiet on Sex Abuse Cases as Archbishop (Hurlingham, Argentina)

    03/19/2013 10:19:00 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday March 18, 2013, 10:43 PM | NICK MIROFF
    HURLINGHAM, Argentina — Father Julio Cesar Grassi was a celebrity in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The young, dynamic, media-savvy priest networked with wealthy Argentines to fund an array of schools, orphanages and job training programs for poor and abandoned youths, winning praise from Argentine politicians and his superior, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Grassi called his foundation Felices los Niños, "Happy Children." Today, Grassi is a convicted sex offender who remains free on a conditional release after being sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009 for molesting a prepubescent boy in his care. Yet in the years after Grassi's...
  • Prosecutors: Indiana pastor told girl Jesus sanctioned sexual relationship

    03/14/2013 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Carlos Sadovi
    A former pastor of a northwest Indiana mega-church who has admitted having a sexual relationship with an underage parishioner exchanged hundreds of text messages with the girl and told her Jesus Christ sanctioned their relationship, prosecutors say. The messages are quoted in a memorandum from prosecutors as they argue for a 10-year prison sentence for Jack A. Schaap, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he took a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The memorandum, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond, details how Schaap, 55, "groomed" the girl into...
  • Woman Kills Herself After Testifying Against Sex Abuser

    02/11/2013 8:14:51 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/09/2013 | By Neal Colgrass
    (Newser) – A mother of four has killed herself in Britain after testifying that her former music teacher had sexually abused her years ago, the Telegraph reports. The body of Frances Andrade, 48, was discovered just days after she testified that Michael Brewer, 68, had regularly fondled her in the 1970s. The jury was not told of her death until after passing its verdict: guilty on one count of indecent assault but not guilty on five others due to insufficient evidence regarding dates. Andrade had a difficult time on the witness stand under the grilling of a prosecuting attorney...
  • State College psychologist accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with two patients

    02/10/2013 2:24:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Accusations that a State College psychologist had inappropriate sexual relationships with two patients could cost the local doctor his license and subject him to more than $1 million in civil penalties. The state Board of Psychology has filed a formal disciplinary action against Richard Scott Lenhart, accusing him of 111 counts of professional misconduct relating to two long-time patients. The charges stem from an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of State, which began after the two patients came forward with accusations, according to press secretary Ron Ruman. Lenhart, whose office was on South Pugh Street in State College, had his...
  • Boy Scouts, Mormon Church Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit

    02/10/2013 10:44:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    Oregon Herald ^ | Nov. 25, 2012 | Donna Millsap
    PORTLAND, Oregon — The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children. A document filed Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Boise said both sides agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement. SNIP The lawsuit alleges the leader of a Boy Scout troop in Nampa in southwestern Idaho sexually abused the plaintiff over three years in both Idaho and Oregon starting in 1967, and that the abuse left...
  • Albany: Middle-school teacher accused of lewd act with former student found dead of possible suicide

    10/02/2012 8:18:45 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 27 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | 10/1/12 | Daniel M. Jimenez
    ALBANY -- A middle-school teacher who had been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning, authorities said. James Izumizaki, 28, an Albany resident, was found between 10 and 10:30 a.m. in his car on Via Alamitos in San Lorenzo, according to Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. A family member who lives nearby found Izumizaki, he said. The death is being treated as a suicide, Nelson said. He would not disclose the manner of Izumizaki's death, but said that a gun was not involved. Izumizaki,...
  • Cops: Priest in sex flap ODs in parking garage (Episcopal)

    09/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/27/2012 | O'Ryan Johnson
    An Episcopal priest who was accused of sex crimes against a young parishioner died of an apparent drug overdose last night on the sixth floor of the Government Center parking garage, police and his lawyer said. Police said they were called to the garage about 7:40 p.m. and found a man inside a gray 2006 Saturn. Police attempted to perform CPR on the man, but were unsuccessful. Boston EMS declared the patient dead at 8:05 p.m., and the call was referred to the Medical Examiner, police said.
  • Sex abuse claims stem from Tulsa megachurch

    09/25/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9.25.2012 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 17,000-member megachurch deep in Oklahoma's Bible Belt has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker. Tulsa police say the girl is among at least three victims of alleged sex crimes by two former employees of Victory Christian Center who face criminal charges. A child crimes investigator says more victims could surface as police continue to investigate. Authorities, however, fear some parishioners in the large, tight-knit south Tulsa congregation may choose to pray about the allegations...
  • Deal could be near between archdiocese, sex abuse victims

    09/25/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/24/2012 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and victims of sex abuse by priests and others in authority have extended their court-ordered mediation into next week, prompting speculation that one of the Catholic Church's largest bankruptcies could be nearing a close. Lawyers for both sides met for another session Monday with the mediator, retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Randall J. Newsome of San Francisco, in hopes of hammering out a settlement that would compensate victims and allow the archdiocese to continue its mission.
  • Self-described child prostitute connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal...

    09/20/2012 12:18:46 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/12 | Christian Red
    A Philadelphia man who claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky sent an email to several Poly Prep officials Monday - including current headmaster David Harman - detailing the explosive allegation. Greg Bucceroni, 48, was a teenager when he said he met Foglietta at a Second Mile fund-raiser near State College, Pa. The Second Mile organization, which helped at-risk youths, was founded in 1977 by Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was convicted on 45 counts...
  • Should public schools pay sex-abuse damages?

    09/07/2012 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 9/5/2012 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    "It is good to be King," writes Rep. Greg Lavelle, Republican leader in Delaware's House of Representatives, in response to my Sunday Inquirer column, which compared the current efforts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to allow people who say they were raped or molested by Catholic priests many years ago to sue their local dioceses for cash damages, as happened in Delaware back in the late 2000s. Lavelle is talking about the way state law protects public schools and school employees, hit by growing reports of statutory rape of students by staff, from the level of complaints and damages that...
  • Former BYU student charged with sex abuse

    07/21/2012 7:28:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Andrew Adams
    PROVO — A former BYU student who is accused of molesting two roommates faces charges of forcible sex abuse. Court documents indicate Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy, 18, inappropriately touched a roommate at least three times last year while the victim was asleep. Lacy is accused of doing the same thing three times to another roommate in 2012. The documents state Lacy confessed verbally and in a written statement after a two-hour meeting with his LDS bishop. Lacy, who is from Monterey, Calif., no longer attends BYU. He is charged with six second-degree felonies for forcible sexual abuse. He was never arrested...
  • Former Boy Scout leader sent to prison for making child porn

    07/21/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Boy Scout leader and hospital employee will go to prison for collecting and making child pornography. Third District Judge Robin Reese on Monday sentenced Shawn Thomas Whiting, 34, to a one- to-15-year prison term on four second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Whiting pleaded guilty to the charges in April. He originally faced a total of 20 counts of the same charge, but the 16 additional counts were dismissed in exchange for the man's plea. Reese ordered the man to pay for the cost of counseling for his victims. The Utah...
  • Former D.C. teacher added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

    04/10/2012 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/2012 | Cristy Armstrong
    The FBI added a former D.C. private school teacher who has been on the run from police in the District and Maryland since 2008 to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Tuesday. Eric Justin Toth, 30, who taught third grade at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, is wanted for possession and production of child pornography after a fellow teacher found sexually explicit photos of a boy on a school-owned camera Mr. Toth had been using in June 2008. Mr. Toth was charged with producing child pornography in Maryland and elsewhere in U.S. District Court in Maryland, and warrants were...
  • Testimony Begins in Pa. Trial of Catholic Priests

    03/27/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AP ^ | MaryClaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After nine years and two grand jury reports, prosecutors have brought a landmark case to trial that explores how the Archdiocese of Philadelphia dealt with child sex-abuse complaints against scores of Roman Catholic priests. Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official ever charged over his handling of abuse complaints. He supervised more than 800 priests as the secretary for clergy in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004. Prosecutors charge that Lynn kept dangerous priests in parish work around children to protect the church's reputation and avoid scandal. They say the church kept secret files dating to...