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. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/05/48hours/main20076969.shtml

WENDY J. MURPHY: Casey Anthony trial an exercise in absurdity http://www.patriotledger.com/archive/x898079778/WENDY-J-MURPHY-Casey-Anthony-trial-an-exercise-in-absurdity

WENDY MURPHY: Why Casey Anthony will be acquitted GateHouse News Service Jun 09, 2011 http://www.patriotledger.com/opinions/x1459481866/WENDY-MURPHY-Why-Casey-Anthony-will-be-acquitted

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
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43594639/ns/health-health_care/

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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/boxing-mma/for-sugar-ray-leonard-memoir-surved-as-therapy/2011/07/01/AGoQyhvH_story.html

U.S. Army major accused of raping an infant
http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime-and-punishment/us-army-major-accused-raping-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
doi:10.1006/ccog.2001.0493 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810001904933

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.
http://www.necn.com/06/25/11/Pa-mother-sentenced-in-NJ-for-religious-/landing_nation.html?&blockID=3&apID=2af86dbdd8864f2ca0ffce1723d90e9b

Mother pleads guilty over Paterson bloody religious ritual
(describes violent rituals)
http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/052311_Mother_pleads_guilty_over_bloody_religious_ritual.html

What Price Religious “Freedom”? May 28, 2011 By Janet Heimlich
http://religiouschildmaltreatment.com/2011/05/what-price-religious-freedom/

Oregon Senate against spiritual defense for murder
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ore-Senate-against-spiritual-defense-for-murder-1391974.php

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