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  • Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from victim of his molestation

    07/01/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Josh Duggar and his family may be heading to court as a victim of his molestation is reportedly planning to file a civil suit. InTouch reports that the individual is a non-Duggar victim, and according to a law enforcement insider is not happy with the way the family presented the scandal to the media after it was revealed what Josh had done to minor girls as a teenager. 'I have heard that the [non-family] victim is preparing to sue,' said the insider. 'This whole sordid affair with Josh rattled a lot of people, including the victim, who had to relive...
  • Video: Sister of alleged Dennis Hastert victim goes public

    06/05/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took 20 years for Jolene Reinboldt to have anyone take her story seriously. After her brother Steve died of AIDS in 1995, she was shocked to see Dennis Hastert, her brother’s teacher and coach in high school, show up for the viewing. She followed Hastert out to the parking lot and told him she knew his secret, and then tried for years to get law enforcement and news agencies to investigate it, all to no avail. Two weeks ago, though, the FBI came calling and wanted to hear her story for themselves as part of an investigation into...
  • Liberal Democrat Bill Press: A raw deal for Hastert

    06/02/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2015 | Bill Press
    As a Democrat, I know I’m supposed to cheer now that former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been charged with federal crimes. But, in fact, I feel just the opposite. It looks to me like he got a raw deal, and ended up the victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone Hastert’s rumored sexual abuse of a former student, if that’s what happened. But if that student still felt harmed, so many years later, why didn’t he go to the police instead of going to Hastert and hitting him up for hush money?...
  • Former Utah State University frat president accused of sexual abuse during party

    03/30/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 (Updated March 27, 2015) | Michael McFall
    A former Utah State University fraternity president is accused of sexually abusing a woman at a fraternity party. Logan police arrested Ryan Wray, 26, on Tuesday night on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care, said police Capt. Tyson Budge on Wednesday. "Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and now, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement...
  • Former Boy Scout sues Mormon church for sexual abuse

    03/30/2015 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Kyra Phillips
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and The Boy Scouts of America are facing a lawsuit from a former Boy Scout who over alleged sexual abuse at a church-sponsored Scouting trip.
  • Gay Roman Catholic priest admits watching child porn film

    02/25/2015 12:42:12 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 41 replies
    Echo News UK ^ | 2/25/2014
    A GAY Roman Catholic priest on trial for sex abuse has admitted being shown a child porn film by a close friend. Tony McSweeney, 68, was father at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Eastwood Road North, Eastwood, before being moved from the church in 1998, just months after his cleaner found pornographic video tapes at his home. McSweeney denies molesting three youngsters at Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow, West London, between 1979 and 1981. He admitted being shown a child sex porn film by close friend and care home manager John Stingemore, 72, and broke down in tears...
  • Box Office Dominatrix: 'Fifty Shades' Surges Friday for Possible $85M U.S. Debut

    02/14/2015 5:35:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Fifty Shades of Grey is easily seducing the North American box office, where it's poised to gross north of $26 million Friday for a historic $75 million to $85 million debut over the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. Universal's film adaptation of EL James' S&M-laced romance novel will easily best the $63.1 million launch of Valentine's Day in 2010 to tie up the best showing of all time for the holiday. The range of $75 million to $85 million indicates that no one is exactly sure how the movie will perform or how front-loaded it is since there...
  • Twin Cities Archdiocese transfer of assets may protect it from bankruptcy creditors

    02/04/2015 8:36:18 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 2/1/2015 | Jean Hopfensperger and Jennifer Bjorhus
    MINNEAPOLIS — For decades, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been shifting money into separate nonprofits that may be beyond the reach of its creditors in bankruptcy court. *snip* The nonprofits were created for various reasons, but they carry the potential benefit of protecting the church’s assets from liability linked to clergy abuse suits.
  • Spanish judge charges 10 Catholic priests with child sexual abuse

    01/27/2015 9:51:24 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/27/2015 | Sonya Dowsett
    MADRID (Reuters) - Ten Spanish priests were charged with child sexual abuse on Tuesday, in a case brought after Pope Francis telephoned the victim to offer the Church's apology, court documents showed. The victim, now 24, wrote to the pope to say he had been molested when he was an altar boy. The pope called the man in August to apologize, Spanish news site Religion Digital reported in November, a report later confirmed by the pope himself.
  • Filipino Columnist: Why I don’t like Pope Francis

    01/19/2015 4:49:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 01/19/2015 | Red Tani
    rogressive friends wonder why I’m not a fan of Pope Francis, who—according to these friends, the mainstream media, and pretty much every progressive Catholic I’ve spoken to—is clearly progressive. The short answer: He is not. The long answer starts in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. * * * A poor 13-year-old Dominican boy needed epilepsy medicine, so an archbishop gave it to him in exchange for sexual acts. The archbishop would go on to abuse the boy for four more years. In 2013, minors interviewed by the police admitted to masturbating and having oral sex with the same archbishop...
  • Longtime Bronx Catholic School Priest Admits Sexually Abusing Children: Officials

    01/06/2015 1:11:59 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/6/2015 | Ida Siegal
    A longtime Catholic school priest at a renowned New York City school has admitted to sexually abusing minors in the 1970s and 1980s, and local prosecutors are now investigating, authorities say. Father Robert Harrison, a priest who taught for 26 years and coached basketball for more than 20 years at the all-boys Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, has been removed from the school and is barred from any sort of ministry as church and law enforcement officials investigate.
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2014

    12/31/2014 2:11:46 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Britain remains the world's leading recruiting ground for al-Qaeda. ... British school teachers are afraid to teach their students about Christianity out of fear of offending Muslims. — Roger Bolton, BBC Radio 4's Feedback program. Rather than taking steps to protect British children, police, social workers, teachers... and the media deliberately played down the severity of the crimes [of Muslim sexual grooming gangs] in order to avoid being accused of "Islamophobia" or racism. — From the report "Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery." ... The problem of honor-based violence and forced marriages in England is "worse than people...
  • The Coerced Abortion Epidemic

    12/10/2014 3:21:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 1, 2012 | Tech
    The Coerced Abortion Epidemic The Un-Choice: 64% involve coercion. Pressure can become violent.(2) 67% not counseled.(1) 65% suffer trauma.(1) Suicide 6-7 times higher.(3) Intense pressure to abort can come from husbands, parents, doctors, partners, counselors, or close friends and family. They may threaten or blackmail a woman into abortion. These are not idle threats. Coercion can escalate to violence. Women who resist abortion have been beaten, tortured and killed. One husband jumped on his wife’s stomach to force an abortion. A mother forced her daughter at gunpoint to go to the abortion clinic. A woman was forcibly injected by the...
  • End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists

    11/28/2014 12:59:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Peter Heck
    "...while decades old rape accusations against a black TV star named Bill are given front page headlines,more credible rape allegations against a Southern white President of the United States named Bill are ignored and the victims are savaged in the press.Liberal politics,not people, matter to our evil media.That’s precisely why they rush to their cameras,microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.Not because they care about the altar boys,but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.If you doubt that fact,ask yourself why you haven’t heard much from the Mainstream Media...
  • The Drastic Overreach of the “Rape by Fraud” Bill

    11/25/2014 1:16:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte
    Here is some legitimate overreach when it comes to prosecuting sexual abuse:New Jersey state Assemblyman Troy Singleton has drafted a "rape by fraud" bill that would make it illegal to lie your way into someone's pants. From NJ.com:Earlier this month,state Assemblyman Troy Singleton(D-Burlington) introduced the bill(A3908),which would create the crime of “sexual assault by fraud,” which it defines as “an act of sexual penetration to which a person has given consent because the actor has misrepresented the purpose of the act or has represented he is someone he is not.”The bill was inspired by the case of Mischele Lewis, who...
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Pedophile priests sent abroad to avoid prosecution: Activist

    11/18/2014 11:35:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    PressTV ^ | 11/18/2014
    Discredited pedophile priests in the Catholic Church are outsourced to countries where no prosecution takes place, a commentator tells Press TV. “A lot of the pedophiles who discredit themselves in more advanced white countries, where they’ll be prosecuted, are outsourced to rape, molest and abuse non-white black, brown people – And the church needs to confront its long history of racism,” Randy Short, a human rights activist said in an interview with Press TV from Washington on Tuesday.
  • Accuser Infuriated By Monsignor’s Exoneration By Catholic Church

    11/18/2014 11:29:13 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 14 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who accused a high-ranking Roman Catholic monsignor in Los Angeles of molestation said Wednesday he is furious that an internal Vatican tribunal recently exonerated the priest. *snip* “They [the church] never contacted me for anything. It just infuriates me,” he said. “They’re laughing in my face.”
  • Four sisters recount lives haunted by [Catholic] clergy abuse

    11/18/2014 10:28:50 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 64 replies
    MPR News ^ | 11/17/2014 | Madeleine Baran
    Nancy Meyers remembers the fear in the priest's eyes when he spotted her. It was a Sunday morning in 1990, and Nancy, then 42, and her sister Kate had just arrived at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lino Lakes to confront the man Nancy says had sexually abused her as a child. The Rev. Kenneth LaVan was greeting parishioners at the back of the church. "Can I help you?" a parishioner asked. "Oh, no," Kate Meyers said. "We're here to see Father LaVan, it's just a quick thing. He knows us. We're old friends." When the sisters got to the...
  • Bill Cosby maintains radio silence when asked about sex assault allegations

    11/16/2014 5:30:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 16, 2014 | FoxNews
    Legendary comedian Bill Cosby silently refused to answer questions about revived allegations of sexual assault against him during a radio interview Saturday. [....] On Friday, Cosby representative David Brokaw told the Associated Press that the comedian would not appear on Wednesday's edition of CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman as previously scheduled. Brokaw did not give an explanation why. Another canceled booking, on "The Queen Latifah Show" on Oct. 30, was characterized by that show as a postponement granted at Cosby's request.
  • Watchdog group adds four names to clergy sex abuse list

    11/03/2014 9:29:14 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 4 replies
    AP via Portland Press-Herald ^ | 11/1/2014 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON — A watchdog group that documents the clergy sex abuse crisis Friday added four names to its public database of priests and other religious leaders accused of sexual abuse. BishopAccountability.org, an online research site that has chronicled the clergy sex abuse crisis since it erupted in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002, named clerics with the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the Dominican Order and the Salesians of Don Bosco.
  • Three Cincinnati priests laicized ("improper" behavior with minors)

    10/31/2014 3:17:21 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | 10/31/2014 | Catholic News Service
    CINCINNATI -- Three priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who have been on administrative leave because of allegations of improper behavior involving minors have been dismissed from the clerical state by the Vatican. "I hope that this resolution will bring some measure of closure and healing to anyone harmed by these priests," Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati said in a statement issued Oct. 28. He said that with this decision, all the cases presented to the doctrinal congregation "have been dealt with and we have no more priests of the archdiocese on administrative leave."
  • Judge denies request to seal depositions of Catholic priests

    10/31/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    KTTC ^ | 10/30/2014 | Krista Corrigan
    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)-- On Thursday afternoon, an Olmsted County District Court judge denied a request to seal the depositions of three Catholic priests. These priests potentially had knowledge of a former Rochester Boy Scout Leader sexually abusing children. This all relates to a lawsuit brought by attorney Jeff Anderson on behalf of two former scouts. Anderson is seeking the depositions of three priests who served at St. Pius Church during the 1970s.
  • Archbishop Blase Cupich removes retired Catholic priest Dan Wetzler from ministry

    10/30/2014 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 10/30/2014 | John Stucke
    Archbishop Blase Cupich has removed a retired Spokane Catholic priest from ministry following accusations that he sexually abused a child decades ago. It is the second time in 12 years that the Rev. Dan Wetzler has fallen under scrutiny and been removed. The decision last month by Cupich was published by the Inland Register, the newspaper of the Spokane Catholic Diocese. Wetzler last served at St. Paschal Parish in Spokane from 1992 to 2002.
  • Abuse victim reacts after Tri-State priests defrocked by Vatican

    10/29/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 23 replies
    WLWT 5 ^ | 10/28/14 | John London
    CINCINNATI —It was a poignant moment Tuesday as a victim of abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest stood across from St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral and spoke about the Vatican's decision to permanently remove three Tri-State priests. "Too little, too late," was how Dan Frondorf phrased it.
  • Italian priest, charged with abuse, commits suicide

    10/29/2014 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 29 replies
    An Italian Catholic priest apparently committed suicide after being accused of sexual abuse. Father Maks Suard reportedly admitted his guilt after being accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl; the incident occurred 17 years ago. The accused priest asked Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi of Trieste for time to compose a letter of apology, the Messaggero Veneto reported. He then hanged himself.
  • 88 [Catholic] Church Abuse Victims to Split $8M

    10/25/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 173 replies
    The Ledger (Pittsburgh) ^ | 10/21/2014 | Joe Mandak
    PITTSBURGH Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.
  • [Catholic] Ex-Christian brother Paul Davey faces fresh jail term for child abuse

    10/13/2014 9:25:02 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    A former Christian Brother at a Merseyside school was today again jailed for abusing a young boy. Paul Davey, who served as head of music at the De La Salle school in Croxteth, between 1983 and 1989, was jailed for 16 months for sexually assaulting a former pupil. Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 58-year-old was jailed for two and a half years in 1996 of abusing four boys from the school in the late 80s.
  • St Francis Boys' Home abuse inquiry: Police identify new suspect

    10/12/2014 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Nic Rigby
    The senior investigator looking into claims of physical and sexual abuse at a former Catholic orphanage says a new suspect has been identified. *snip* Mr Ross said 80 "potential victims" had been identified and 35 statements taken in a worldwide investigation.
  • Pro-Abortion Group Compares Pro-Life People to Sexual Abusers

    10/08/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    We’ve seen some shameful and misleading ads this election cycle, but has the pro-abortion organization NARAL crossed the line?In an ad buy that cost over five figures, the group’s new video in North Carolina criticizes the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List for endorsing Republican Thom Tillis and his anti-abortion agenda. That’s the predictable part. What is shocking, however, is an image the NARAL ad uses at the end of the video for comparison: a man sexually molesting a woman. Watch the ad if you don’t believe me: naral12By including this disturbing picture (right) in the ad, NARAL is shamefully...
  • Simon Burke on Devil's Playground: 'We couldn't avoid tackling sexual abuse'

    09/09/2014 3:15:40 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 6 replies
    Unsettling new Foxtel drama makes for tough watching as it unflinchingly faces child sex abuse within the Catholic church. You’ve read reports about how the Catholic church covered up evidence involving paedophile priests. You’ve followed the hearings of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, established by Julia Gillard in 2012 following the shocking allegations of a cover-up in NSW. But nothing can prepare you for watching the grooming and abuse of an innocent 12-year-old boy by a respected school chaplain as it plays out dramatically in front of you.
  • Marianist order focus of abuse probe with heavy ties to North Catholic High School

    09/09/2014 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    TribLive.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Bill Zlatos and Bobby Kerlik
    From the former North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh's Troy Hill to Australia, 157 victims have accused 31 members of the Marianist order of sexual abuse, records show. Watchdog groups, victims and their attorneys say officials with the religious order failed to stop the abuse or to adequately supervise those accused. Experts say such abuse went on for decades in part because of a culture that granted members of religious groups more credibility than children. A spokeswoman for the St. Louis-based Marianist Province of the United States did not respond to questions about how many members have been accused of...
  • Irish Catholic leader apologises for child abuse as he steps down

    09/09/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | Conor Barrins
    Dublin (AFP) - Cardinal Sean Brady, who was criticised over his handling of abuse scandals, stepped down as leader of the Irish Catholic Church on Monday with an emotional plea for forgiveness. "I too need to say sorry and to ask forgiveness and I do so again today," Brady told the faithful at a mass in Armagh in Northern Ireland. Brady, who played a key role in the peace process after being appointed in 1996, had tendered his resignation to the Vatican last month after turning 75, the normal retirement age for senior clergy
  • When Child Sex Abuse Isn't News

    09/05/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Five years ago, Pope Benedict arrived in London to erupting controversy. Around 10,000 people took to the capital's streets for a rally against the Holy Father's "intolerance," and as the Guardian reported, against "the child abuse scandal for which so many hold the pontiff personally responsible, for both accelerating it and then covering it up." The abuse in question centered for the most part on incidents that were 40 years old or more. Nevertheless, CBS reporter Mark Phillips described the trip as "A test of whether Pope Benedict can get his message across over the background noise of the Church's...
  • Abolish Vatican statehood

    09/03/2014 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 57 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 9/1/2014 | James Carroll
    This contradiction was laid bare recently when the Holy See, acting in secret, threw the protective cloak of diplomatic immunity over Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski — the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic and an alleged serial abuser of minors. In a show of toughness, church officials defrocked Wesolowski and promised to try him according to the laws of Vatican City. In effect, though, church officials once again shielded a predator priest from civil jurisdiction.
  • Church bailed out abusive priest Wilfred Baker by paying his rent

    08/28/2014 1:53:21 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 7 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | 8/27/2014 | Shannon Deery
    THE Catholic Church paid more than $40,000 in rent for a convicted paedophile priest who molested at least eight young boys and was set to stand trial on a string of new charges before he died earlier this year. Wilfred Baker’s crimes against children were so horrific he was placed on administrative leave in 1997 and never again worked as a priest, and was officially laicised in September 2012. But the Herald Sun can reveal the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne paid Baker’s rent for at least four years until his death in February, despite his sickening record of abuse on...
  • South Africa extradites German priest on sex abuse charges

    08/01/2014 9:20:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    InterAksyon.com ^ | 7/31/2014 | Agence France-Presse
    JOHANNESBURG - A German Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of children in his native country and in South Africa has been extradited to Germany, police said Wednesday. Georg Kerkhoff, who is in his 50s, was put on a plane to Germany on Tuesday night, South African police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP. "We took him to the airport and handed him over to the German police. He will face trial in Germany," he said.
  • Minnesota archbishop won’t resign amid criticism

    07/30/2014 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT
    The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won’t resign despite criticism over the archdiocese’s handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday’s archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit. He says he’s bound to stay in office as long as Pope Francis wants. …
  • Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

    07/16/2014 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 7/15/2014 | Rachel Zoll
    A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops' pledge to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.
  • Exposing [Catholic] abusers must give victims new hope

    07/14/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    Bedfordshire News (UK) ^ | 7/13/2014 | Steve Lowe
    AT long last there could be hope for those historically abused at a former Catholic boys home. The Government, under pressure itself, is setting up an inquiry into historic abuse. And the current Pope has also promised to listen and act on allegations of abuse by Catholic priests. St Francis Home, in Shefford, took boys from across the county and wider, where, instead of being cared for, they were systematically abused, both physically and sexually.
  • Second Opinion: The Catholic Church still does not get child abuse

    07/11/2014 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 50 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jacky Jones
    The conviction of Rolf Harris is a reminder that child abuse is an abuse of power. The crime persists because perpetrators are not challenged and dealt with speedily by the criminal justice system. Children are still abused in Ireland every day.
  • Pope Francis must do more than apologize

    07/10/2014 2:34:13 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 58 replies
    SouthCoastToday.com ^ | 7/10/2014 | Editorial
    True reconciliation only begins with an apology. It takes more than saying one is sorry to heal the wounds that come from hurting others. That takes justice — a commitment to make things right, to change whatever actions have caused harm, and to hold those responsible for that harm accountable for their actions. Pope Francis on Monday met with a group of Roman Catholics who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy, and he offered a sweeping apology to them for the wrongs done against them when they were children.
  • Recent Utah sex abuse cases involving teachers, leaders [20 cases involving educators since 2009]

    07/05/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Whitney Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — Since 2009, Utah has seen more than 20 cases of teachers and others in positions of authority accused of having some type of sexual contact with a minor. Below is a list of some of those who were prosecuted and the status of their cases...
  • Former part-time BYU instructor charged with sexual abuse

    07/05/2014 5:14:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dallin Morris
    An arraignment hearing has been set for a former BYU-UVU part-time faculty member charged with sexual abuse. Michio Zushi, 55, is set to appear on July 14 on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after the victim recently came forward to talk to investigators. According to 4th District Court records, Zushi inappropriately touched her beneath her clothing. The incidents occurred between August 2010 and August 2011, and police arrested Zushi in March. Zushi taught Japanese calligraphy at both BYU and UVU but is no longer employed by either university following his arrest. If he is convicted, the presumptive...
  • Provo High teacher accused of sexual abuse headed to trial

    07/05/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | July 3, 2014 | Paige Fieldsted
    PROVO – A trial date has been set for a Provo High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old student. Donald Bills, 54, has been charged with one count of forcible sodomy and three counts of object rape, all first-degree felonies; and two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During a court hearing Thursday afternoon, a five-day trial was scheduled for December. Bills was arrested and charged in January after he and the teen were interviewed. Provo police said in January that someone viewed a text between Bills and the student and reported it to school officials,...
  • Wife-killing Mormon doctor Martin MacNeill found guilty of sexually assaulting daughter

    07/05/2014 5:04:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    The Daily Float ^ | July 4, 2014
    A Provo, Utah jury found MacNeill guilty Thursday of assaulting his daughter Alexis Somers in 2007. Read more here: dailymail.co.uk
  • Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Mormon church [allegations re: Lds missionary & cover-up]

    06/27/2014 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Palm Springs Desert Sun ^ | May 2, 2014 | Reza Gostar
    Lawsuit claims teen girl was repeatedly abused by Mormon missionary in 1985 in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.PALM SPRINGS – A lawsuit filed Friday against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a church bishop and a missionary, claims a woman was repeatedly sexually abused when she was a teenager in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and it was covered up. The lawsuit, which was filed in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs, contends that from July to November 1985, Jacqueline Tyler, then 13, was repeatedly abused by a missionary and that after a church bishop learned of...
  • Predator Priest On The Run In Southern California

    06/25/2014 8:56:55 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 65 replies
    KSWB-TV via Yahoo! ^ | 6/25/2014 | Salvador Rivera
    Priest Jeffrey Newell has been suspended by the Catholic Church for sexually abusing children in Tijuana. This is the second time Newell has been sanctioned for his actions.
  • [Catholic] Bishop urged to help find 2 priests

    06/24/2014 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 24 replies
    The Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN) ^ | 6/20/2014 | Rosa Salter Rodriguez
    FORT WAYNE – Two representatives of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on Thursday urged the bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese to account for the whereabouts of two priests removed from ministry after credible sexual abuse allegations. Judy Jones, SNAP’s Midwest region associate director, said the group wants Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to post the information on the diocese’s website, as 30 other U.S. bishops have done. “If they are too dangerous to work in a parish somewhere,” she said, “they are too dangerous to be out amongst other places where they have access to...
  • Mexico's Catholic Church suspends 7 priests in Tijuana pending sexual abuse probe

    06/23/2014 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 16 replies
    AP via Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/20/2014 | E. Edward Castillo
    MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico confirmed on Friday that it has suspended seven priests, including one accused of abuse while serving in Los Angeles, from its diocese in the border city of Tijuana pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and abuse. The Archdiocese of Tijuana didn't reveal the names of the priests but it did confirm to The Associated Press that Rev. Jeffrey Newell was among them. Newell was first mentioned as being a part of the priests under investigation in a statement by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, which is the...