news items – Casey Anthony – child abuse, Sugar Ray Leonard, the effects of sexual abuse, violent religious rituals

This week there was a verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, which had allegations of abuse against Casey and her father.  A new study came out showing that the effects of sexual abuse last for decades. Sugar Ray Leonard talks about his sexual abuse in his new book.  And a woman is found guilty for subjecting her daughter to violent religious rituals.

Casey Anthony: Judgment day
….a woman who had learned to keep secrets because she had been sexually abused by her own father from an early age.

WENDY J. MURPHY: Casey Anthony trial an exercise in absurdity

WENDY MURPHY: Why Casey Anthony will be acquitted GateHouse News Service Jun 09, 2011

Effects of sexual abuse last for decades, study finds
Levels of so-called stress hormone are altered for years, sometimes causing physical and mental problems, researchers find

For Sugar Ray Leonard, memoir is therapy
The book’s most disturbing revelation – that Leonard was sexually abused by a boxing coach and another man while a young amateur fighter in the 1970s

U.S. Army major accused of raping an infant

Toward an Etiology of Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Neurodevelopmental Approach
Kelly A. Forrest
Consciousness and Cognition
Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2001, Pages 259-293

Pa. mother sentenced in NJ for religious ritual Jun 25, 2011
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who made her daughter observe a bloody religious ritual in New Jersey has been sentenced to 18 months probation.

Mother pleads guilty over Paterson bloody religious ritual
(describes violent rituals)

What Price Religious “Freedom”? May 28, 2011 By Janet Heimlich

Oregon Senate against spiritual defense for murder


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