Penn State Abuse Scandal, Sportswriter, Alabama Teacher, Haitian boys

Announcements of a webinar and conference to help those working with survivors of child abuse and severe abuse are below.  Also, there were several new allegations of child abuse in the media.

Survivorship Professional Webinar
Saturday, January 28 and March 31, 2012
noon Pacific Time (3 hours)
Sexual Ethics 101 + 102
http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
Our Healing Journey: Past, Present, Future
http://survivorship.org/2012conference.html

The Penn State Abuse Scandal involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald “Jerry” Sandusky and others began getting major media coverage several months ago. Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over more than a decade. The excerpts from articles at this website describe the various allegations against Sandusky and accusations that not enough was done to stop him from continuing to commit these alleged crimes. http://natrcoalition.org/links/penn-state-abuse-scandal/

Sportswriter’s Hall of Fame Tribute Is Out of Place to Some
Four people, including Conlin’s niece, came forward last month and accused him of molesting them when they were children more than three decades ago. Their detailed stories were recounted in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Shortly thereafter, three more people emerged with similar allegations.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/sports/baseball/sportswriters-tribute-seems-out-of-place-to-some-hall-of-fame-visitors.html

Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children
describes allegations http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/135951483.html

 

Daniel Montague Acker Jr., Longtime Alabama Teacher, Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges
An Alabama schoolteacher was jailed on charges of sexually abusing a fourth-grade female student, and police said Thursday the man told them he molested more than 20 other girls over his 25-year career.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/daniel-montague-acker-jr-_n_1187309.html

More lawsuits filed over sex abuse of Haitian boys
Seventeen Haitian men are suing Fairfield University in Connecticut, the Society of Jesus and others alleging they failed to protect them from a man who sexually abused them when they were poor children or young adults attending a school he founded in Haiti.

The lawsuits bring to 21 the number of alleged victims suing Douglas Perlitz and the others. Perlitz was sentenced in 2010 to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children at Project Pierre Toussaint

http://news.yahoo.com/more-lawsuits-filed-over-sex-abuse-haitian-boys-165002483.html

Toward the Within – George Molho Author, ‘Scarred: A Memoir’ 1/3/12

In 1978, at the age of 7, I was kidnapped and tortured for a year, taken by my father from my home in Houston, Texas to the northern mountains of Greece.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-molho/writing-toward-the-within_b_1182285.html

Scarred, a Memoir
In 1978, seven-year-old George Molho was kidnapped by his own father. For a year, he survived mental and physical abuse to the point of torture.
describes abuse in detail

http://georgemolho.com/scarred/

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